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California Lutheran University 

Volume 46 No. 1 

60 West Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 

September 22, 2004 




Volleyball wins four at Whittier. 

Having trouble finding a parking spot due to various construction projects? 

New CLU campus site 
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CLU election results are in 

By Amy Puntar 
Staff Writer 

On Monday and Tuesday, Sept. 13 and 
14, the SUB was busy with people voting for 
the new freshmen representatives for Programs 
Board and Senate. There was also an election 
for a new sophomore Programs Board repre- 
sentative. The new freshmen Programs Board 
representatives are Kelli Garretson, Madison 
Hartstein, Taylor Olson and Mikey Roehlk. The 
new freshmen senators are Melissa DiCato, 
Stefanie Lucas, Ryan Jin and Katie Mahlberg. 
Chelsea Taylor became the new Programs 
Board representative for the sophomore class. 

All the Programs Board representatives 
hope to bring excitement and motivation to 

"1 want to mix it up and draw a crowd," 
Garretson, a sociology major, said. 

Hartstein, a business major, plans to help 
with games between the halls, dances and off- 
campus trips. 

Olson is majoring in both psychology and 
criminal justice and would like to see more 
student involvement, especially from her fellow 

Roehlk. a double major in history and 
communication, wants to "keep stuff fun" for 
CLU students. 

The Senate representatives are looking 
to implement some improvements at CLU. 
DiCato, a business major, wants to "hear opin- 
ions from students around campus in order to 
make a positive impact" 

One of the main issues that Lucas, a com- 
munication major, said she wants to tackle is 
the lack of public transportation for students on 
campus who do not have their own cars. 

Jin, another communications major, is 
excited about being " a voice for the student 

Mahlberg, who is double majoring in 
marketing and communication, would like to 
try and make the campus recycling program 


Photograph s courtesy of Mirza Hasan 

Freshman Kelli Garretson is one 
of the new programs board reps. 

Freshman Madison Harstein 
wants to plan more student activ- 

Freshman Taylor Olson wants 
more freshman involvement. 

Freshman Melissa DiCato wants 
to hear students opinons more. 

Freshman Stefani Lucas hopes to 
improve CLU's transportation. 

Freshman Katie Mahlberg wants 
to improve campus recycling. 

Comedians shake up Club Lu Friday 

By Luci Masredjian 
Staff Writer 

Club Lu, on Friday, Sept. 17, hosted 
Comedy Night, which took place at the 
Pavilion. It lasted from 9 to about 1 1 p.m. 
with three different comedians perform- 

The same company that Club Lu 
relies on for all of their Comedy Nights 
chose the three comedians. 

Nicole Hackbarth, coordinator for 
student programs, explained that the three 
chosen comedians Rick Mitchell, Steve 
Farrel and headliner Tom Clark were 
familiar with CLU student-life, so a suc- 

"It was fun. ..the last co- 
median was definitely the 
best. I'd seen him before 
on Premium Blend on 
Comedy Central." 

Barlow Gilmore 

cessful night was anticipated. 

While last year Comedy Night took 
place in the Preus-Brandt Forum, this 
year it was held outdoors at the Pavilion, 
where the setting was more intimate and 
sociable, rather than a standard audience 

Over twenty tables were set up in the 
Pavilion where snacks and drinks were 
served to over 1 00 students who attended. 

"1 thought it was great," said junior 
Barlow Gilmore. "It was fun. The last 
comedian was definitely the best. I'd seen 
him before on Premium Blend on Comedy 

One student, who chose to leave 
after the first comedian, Rick Mitchell's, 
performance, did not think the comedian 
was, "up to par." He said, "comedians can 
be like pancakes: great at first, but then 
you're just sick of them." 

Junior Barlow Gilmore agreed, but 
stayed for the entire event. 

"The first guys were entertaining, but 
I didn't start bustin' up until the third guy," 
Gilmore said. 

Photograph byToddKugler 

CLU student Ashley Farhat finds the comedians rather amusing. 


2 The Echo 

SEPTEMBER 22, 2004 

this week at CLU: 



• Football v. Occidental College 
Mt. Clef Stadium 


September 22 

September 24 

1 p.m. 

Jim Fuller and the Beatniks Concert 

September 27 

Cross-Cultural Challenge 

Family Weekend 

Kingsmen Park 

Homecoming Court Nominations 

Flagpole area 


4 p.m. 


All Day 

Check-in 4 to 1 1 p.m. 

all day 

University Chapel 


Men's Water Polo vs. Cat Poly 

San Luis Obispo 


ASCLU-G Senate Meeting 

Nygreen 2 


5 p.m. 

September 26 

5:15 p.m. 

Common Ground 

Club Lu - Bingo 

ASCLU-G Programs Board Meeting 



Nygreen 2 

9:11 p.m. 

9 p.m. 

Family Weekend 

Final day 

Lord of Life Worship 

7 p.m. 



September 25 

10 a.m. 


September 23 

Intramural Flag Football 

September 28 

Soccer field 

Family Weekend 

1 p.m. 

Homecoming Court Nominations 

Women s Soccer vs. Claremont-Mudd- 

Lord of Life Potluck and Pool Party 


Scripps Colleges 

4 p.m. 

all day 

Intramural Volleyball 

Soccer field 
11 a.m. 

Worship Unplugged 

Volleyball vx. California Institute of 



Block Party Barbeque 

7 p.m. 


The NEED- Ladies' Night 

Mt. Clef Stadium 

7:30 p.m. 

10 p.m. 

11:30 a.m. 

Intramural Volleyball 

8 p.m. 


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September 22, 2004 


The Echo 3 

Satellite campus open and going 

By Suzie Roslund 
Staff writer 

California Lutheran University opened 
a new satellite campus in Glendale on Sept. 
1, which will offer three of the most popular 
master's degree and credential programs for 

This is one of three off-site campus' 
that the School of Education uses to provide 
classes for those outside Thousand Oaks. 

The Glendale campus is located at the 
Evangelical Lutheran Church in America 
synod offices on Colorado Street. 

"We began classes there this semester, 
and we are offering courses in our Counseling 
and Guidance Program and Administrative 
Leadership program," said Julia Sieger, assis- 
tant dean of the School of Education 

The programs are geared towards work- 
ing adults who are interested in becoming 
special education teachers, school guidance 
counselors or school administrators. 

Students are able to complete the program 
in as few as 1 8-24 months, and the courses are 
structured to meet the needs of busy working 

"We established this 
campus to serve the 
needs of educators in 
that area of the Los An- 
geles basin." 

Julia Sieger 

Assistant Dean, School of 


"We established this campus to serve 
the needs of educators in that area of the 
Los Angeles basin," said Sieger. "It benefits 
students because we have students who work 
in Los Angeles Unified School District, 
Burbank Unified and Glendale Unified School 

An open house was held for interested 
community members to meet faculty, obtain 
literature about the programs, learn about 
CLU's wireless technology, and tour the 

The new campus is a great opportunity 
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Senate approves 
three new clubs 

By Megan Jeffery 
Staff writer 

At its first meeting of the fall semester 
on Monday, Sept. 13, the ASCLU Senate 
was brought up to date on what happened 
around campus over the summer and the 
senators voted to approve clubs for the 
2004 - 2005 school year. New Senate 
Director Sarah Gray led the meeting. 

Adviser Bill Rosser announced that 
CLU enrollment is at a record high this 
semester. With 1,727 traditional under- 
graduate students and 1,283 adult and 
graduate students.. CLU's total enroll- 
ment this year is at 3,010. 

"Now, when people ask you how 
many students attend CLU, don't esti- 
mate it at 2,500 anymore, now you can 
say 3,000," Rosser said. 

Rosser also reminded the Senate that 
the Wednesday before Thanksgiving is 
now an official travel day, with all classes 
cancelled. However, he noted that, to keep 
students from leaving for home too early, 
professors will be making classes on the 

"Now when people ask 
you how many students 
attend CLU, don't esti- 
mate it at 2,500 anymore, 
now you can say 3,000." 

Bill Rosser 
Dean of Students 

Monday and Tuesday of that week heavily 

Adviser Michael Fuller also updated 
Senate on some things that are going on 
in Student Affairs. New lighting was 
placed in the Thompson parking lot over 
the summer and new lighting in Buth 
Park will be completed by December. 
The North Campus Dedication Planning 
Committee is still working toward the 
Oct. 22 groundbreaking ceremony for 
North Campus. Also, construction of the 
new residence hall has begun. 

"The stakes are in the ground. You 
can already tell that it's going to be a big 
and very nice building," said Fuller. 

Three new clubs, Crusade for Justice, 
Human Rights Watch International, and 
Resonance Entertainment Club, sought 
approval from Senate for the school year. 
Crusade for Justice is a club to promote 
interest in social, political, and economi- 
cal issues. 

Human Rights Watch International is 
a club to promote human rights awareness 
and activism among students. Resonance 
Entertainment Club is a group that wants 
to encourage musical awareness at CLU. 

Senate approved all three bills, which 
were sponsored by different senators. 
Senate also approved the clubs continu- 
ing from the 2003 - 2005 school year 

The ASCLU retreat, which took 
place September 17 - 19, was also dis- 
cussed at the meeting. 

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4 The Echo 


September 22, 2004 

What is your favorite class this semester? 

Nick Lane, business, 2005 

Jamie Gehrs, psychology, 2006 

"My favorite class is Principles of Marketing "Probably my communication class; 

because it's very fun." slowly but surely I'm getting over my fear of 

speaking in front of people." 

Andranik Serobyan, biology, 2006 

"Microbiology. I'm a biology major and 
I like to work in labs." 

Aarika Lim, communication/sociology, 2007 
"'It's too early for me to tell." 

is *«> * i 


Brenda Ramirez, criminal justice, 2008 

Angel Toquero, computer science, 2007 

"Intro to Film because we watch movies "Politics in Cinema. I love film, and I 

ail day." ' ove history. The class combines both, so it's 

perfect for me." 

John Rasche, communication, 2007 

"Death and Dying because it's interest- 
ing, and you have the opportunity to help 

Jeff Froelich, business administration, 2006 

"Spanish because it's the easiest class to 
learn in." 

Campus Quotes are compiled by Jillian Currall . Photography is by Julie Martinez. 

Student involvement For drummer, it's a rock 

fair well attended 


n' roll history lesson 

By Tessa Carletta 
Staff writer 

This past Friday, California Lutheran 
University held its annual Involvement Fair 
near die flagpole from 9:30 a.m.-12:30 p.m. 
For those three hours, there were over forty 
different clubs and organizations from around 
campus trying to get fellow students to sign 
up for their programs. Many of them used pro- 
motional tactics such as candy, music, photos 
and colorful fliers. 

Among the clubs that were present was 
the Religion Club whose members Welcome 
all people, faith or no faith or whatever," said 
Holly Wilson, club president. Along with 
numerous religious clubs that included the 
Jewish club, CLU Hillel, and student worship 
clubs Element and Lord of Life, there were 
also lots of ethnic clubs like the German Club 
and the French Club. Many nationally based 
organizations that are academically centered 
were present like the American Marketing 
Association. This club has a CLU chapter and 
its paying members are part of a nation wide 

network of professionals in the communica- 
tion field. 

Human rights was a popular genre at this 
years fair; The Gay Straight Alliance, Habitat 
for Humanity and the Human Rights Club, 
which is about "raising awareness in the CLU 
community about human rights and issues 
going on around the world," John Cummings 
said, were present. The Human Rights Club 
hosts a Human Rights Week in mid-October 
and right now they are trying to get fair-trade 
coffee as the coffee of choice around campus. 
A few new clubs were trying to recruit mem- 
bers, one being the Resonance Entertainment 
Club whose club President/Goddess Sara 
Vausvinder said her club was about "music: 
listening to music, talking about music and 
hosting conceits on- and off-campus and par- 
tying like it's 1999." 

Of course it's not an Involvement Fair 
without students. 

"[We had an) excellent turnout, we 
expected only like, fifteen people to sign up 
but we have forty-five now. We're pretty 
stoked," Wilson said. 

By Kevin Kern 
Special to the echo 

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To hear drummer Dennis Dooley 
talk about Jim Fuller, you'd think he was 
describing a living legend. He may not be 
so far off the mark. Jim Fuller was the lead 
guitar player of the famed Surfaris, whose 
first recording session in 1962 produced the 
surf classic "Wipeout." With other bands 
like Jan And Dean, The Beach Boys, and 
surf guitar king Dick Dale, Fuller and The 
Surfaris can make a legitimate claim to 
have helped create the Southern California 
surf music sound. 

"Nothing against The Beach Boys," 
Dooley said, "but Jim was the first to really 
know how to use the Fender Stratocaster 
guitar. He shaped the sound we associate 
with Southern California in the 1960s." 

Jim Fuller and The Beatnik will be at 
CLU as part of a class entitled "Globalizing 
Los Angeles," a course that examines the 
City of Los Angeles and how it is viewed 
around the world. Its instructor, Dean 
Michael Brint, is responsible for bringing 
the Rock Walk inducted guitar player to 
Kingsmen Park. 

"I've been following Jim Fuller's 
career for years," said the dean. "I'm a 

Indeed, Jim Fuller was responsible for 
fostering a style of music synonymous with 
the beaches of Los Angeles, a style that the 
world still associates with the city. 

In 1992, the California Senate issued 
an award of recognition, which read; "for 
your contribution to the musical culture 

" Nothing against The 
Beach Boys, but Jim was 
the first to really know 
how to use the Fender 
Stratocaster guitar. " 

Dennis Dooley 

of California with the introduction of Surf 
Music which opened countless opportuni- 
ties for musicians and businesses." 

But Jim Fuller's greatest hit, 
"Wipeout" goes beyond the beaches of 
Southern California or even the State 
Legislature, it has been used in countless 
national commercials from Ford Trucks 
to Pringles Potato Chips. It was listed by 
Guitar World magazine as being "one of the 
1 most influential guitar songs of all time," 
and its famous drum solo is easily the most 
recognizable, even 42 years after its release. 
The Beatnik won't just play Surfaris' songs 
while its here at CLU. Dooley Ukes to think 
of their concerts as complete rock 'n' roll 
history lessons. 

"We do some 1950s tunes like Eddie 
Cochran's "Summertime Blues," '60s of 
course like Jimmy's Surfari's stuff, and then 
we go into '70s and even '80s," Dooley 
said, "there's something for everyone." 

Jim Fuller and The Beatnik will bring 
their rock 'n' roll revival to Kingsmen Park 
on Saturday Sept. 25 at 4 pjn., after the 
Kingsmen Football game. Admission is 

September 22, 2004 


The Echo 5 

Nelly's 'Sweat' 
is a hit despite 
explicit lyrics 

By Dana Wolf 

Staff writer 

Nelly tried something different 
with his new double-release albums, 
'•Sweat" and "Suit." Each CD is sold 
separately and features unique songs. 
"Sweat" is full of dance songs, which 
is definitely a bonus for hard-core rap 
fans. In addition to the dance savvy 
tracks, many other famous artists such 
as Missy Elliot, Christina Aguilera 
and Fat Joe join Nelly for a few of the 

The "Sweat" CD starts with the 
song "Heart of a Champion." This song 
is, by far. the most distinctive on the 
album. The Lincoln University Vocal 
Ensemble sings the chorus to this song 
and adds a little tranquility in contrast 
to the rap beat. This song shows a dif- 
ferent side of Nelly's artistic and musi- 
cal talent. 

This CD pleasantly surprised me. 
I'm not usually a big fan of rap or 
R&B music, but I must say that listen- 
ing to this CD has expanded my hori- 
zons. While it is worth listening to, the 
album has a lot of explicit language. 

Nelly has come a long way in 
the last few years and has never been 
afraid to try new things (remember that 
whole under eye bandage thing?), and 
producing double-release albums was 
taking quite a chance. "Sweat" is a CD 
with color and character, and I highly 
recommend it to rap fans or those who 
want to try rap music. 

Rap music is part of our modem 
culture and is going to be around for 
a while. I'm just glad that artists like 
Nelly are around to keep giving us 
what we want. 

Parking issues for CLU students 

By Jillian Currall 
Staff writer 

As a new school year begins, California 
Lutheran University students must deal with 
a number of obstacles. This year it seems that 
one of the main issues is the constant lack of 
parking due to setbacks in the construction on 

One hundred ten new parking spaces 
opened on Sept. 8, and school administration 
is promising that another 200 spaces will be 
added next summer. That promise, however, 
does little to alleviate the frustrations of stu- 
dents. They continue to battle with packed 
parking lots and crowded streets each day as 
they go to class and to their residence halls. 

"The whole parking situation is such a 
hassle. I am afraid to leave campus sometimes 
because I know I won't be able to find a park- 
ing space when I get back," junior Kirsten 
Mohr said. 

"Parking in general seems to be worse 
than last year and will most likely be that way 
throughout the year because of the construc- 

" [Parking] will only work 
if we all try and make it 
work. It will be better next 

Bill Rosser 
Dean of Students 

tion," Bill Rosser, Dean of Students, said. 

Unfortunately explanations are not what 
the students want. The main concern is what 
can be done to fix the problem. Suggestions 
have been made about restricting parking on 
campus or charging a parking fee to limit the 
number of cars on campus. Rosser does not 
agree with these ideas. 

"We don't want to force students who 
want to have cars to resort to parking in the 
community and frustrating the neighbors," 
Rosser said. 

"One of the reasons 1 came to CLU was 
because they didn't have limitations on who 

could have cars and who couldn't," junior 
Krista Miller said. "I think if they restricted the 
ability to have a car on campus or charged for 
parking permits, a lot of students would decide 
to go to a school where they would be able to 
have a car and park it for free." 

The main problem seems not to be the 
number of parking spots available on campus 
but the growing population of students. Dean 
Rosser has suggestions to help make the situa- 
tion a little more bearable. 

"It is helpful not to have a car on campus 
if you do not need one regularly." Rosser said. 
He also encourages non-residential stu- 
dents not to park in the residence hall parking 
lots because those spaces are intended for stu- 
dents that live on-campus. 

CLU administration continues to stress 
the point that there is no parking shortage 
on campus, but rather the parking spaces 
are distributed in a way which students find 

"It will only work if we all try and make 
it work," Rosser said. "It will be better next 

'The Ramones' ' Johnny will be missed 

By Matt Burnaford 
Special to the Echo 

First Joey, then Dee Dee, now 
Johnny. Johnny Ramone (born John 
Cummings), guitar player and co- 
founder of "The Ramones," died 
Wednesday, Sept. 15, at 3:03 p.m. 
Johnny had been fighting a battle with 
prostate cancer for the past five years. 

The Ramones were, by far, the most 
influential rock band of the past thirty 
years, and Johnny's guitar playing was 
equally influential. You would be hard- 
pressed to find anyone in a punk band 
today, or any rock band for that matter, 
who does not cite Johnny as an enor- 
mous influence. No one has drastically 
changed the way in which the guitar is 
played since Jimmy Hendrix. Johnny 
took an art form that had become fat 

with cocaine and ten minute solos and 
boiled it down to its most basic form. 
He spit in the eye of the '70s rock god, 
stole his guitar, and started ripping it 
to pieces. 

Johnny's style of playing was basic 
but far from simple. He possessed the 
ability to play down-stroke guitar faster 
than anyone before him, and probably 
anyone since. While Johnny could 
never play the hallowed "Stairway," 
he could assault an audience with the 
loudest, fastest, simplest and most 
amazing punk songs ever played. 

He inspired too many people to 
count, and he will continue to inspire 
countless more. With feet spread wide, 
head down and hand a blur, Johnny 
Ramone delivered the best punk music 
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Movie Reviews 

'Garden State,' odd but wonderful 'Ce llular' mis ses the tone 

By Tessa Carletta 
Staff writer 

An airplane, full of passengers, is about 
to crash and everyone except Andrew is in 
a state of panic. It is the kind of panic that 
one could only expect when facing this 
tragedy head-on. Men, grip to the arm rests 
with white-knuckled fingers, mothers hold 
their sobbing children, and others desperately 
reach for their oxygen masks that of course 
cannot save them now. Andrew Largeman 
is just sitting still in his seat as if nothing is 
going on, and he couldn't care less. And then 
he wakes up. 

So begins the introduction to "Garden 
State," a movie written and directed by Zach 
Braff, ("Scrubs"). The movie is about a strug- 
gling actor, who is completely apathetic to 
everything and everyone around him. He goes 
home to New Jersey to attend his mother's 
funeral and goes through a development peri- 
od when he returns to the place he was sent 
away from nine years earlier. Braff plays the 
lead character, Andrew, who is emotionless 
and completely opposite of the character that 
Braff portrays on his sitcom. Natalie Portman 
("Star Wars: Episode U") is as wonderful as 
Sam, the girl he meets in the doctors office 

whose upbeat attitude is infectious and whose 
family is even stranger than his. 

"Garden State" portrays life in a very real 
way. This movie was shot on location in New 
Jersey and is free of any type of special effects 
or even bright lighting. There is also almost no 
soundtrack in the movie, only the low hum of 
an air conditioner or the sound of natures ele- 
ments. When there is music though, none of 
it is secular, it is all mellow rock or Simon & 
Garfunkle inspired. 

One of the friends that Andrew comes 
across while he is home is Mark (Peter 
Sarsgaard from "Shattered Glass"). Mark is 
a digger/ grave-robber at the local cemetery. 
He has yet to grow up and still spends his 
day smoking weed in his living room with 
his mother. Mark is not that lovable and is, 
pretty much, just a jerk, but Sarsgaard makes 
him look like an average friend and has an act- 
ing style that is eerily similar to that of John 

Although the beginning is a bit slow, and 
it takes some time for characters and situa- 
tions to develop, 1 really liked this movie a 
lot. However, if you don't like heavy movies 
that make you think, or if you don't like dry 
humor, then this is one you'd probably want 

By Kristen Hunt 
Staff writer 

David Ellis's new movie "Cellular" is 
perhaps the worst movie he has released to 
the public since "Homeward Bound II: Lost 
in San Francisco." 

"Cellular" is by far the most commer- 
cialized movie I have ever seen. It was less 
like a movie and more like an hour and a 
half long Nokia cellular phone commercial. 
Throughout the film, Ryan (the protagonist), 
played by Chris Evans, comments on the 
"cool" or "advanced" features of the Nokia 
cell phone (which is the real star of this 
movie) that he recently purchased. The story 
centers around a kidnapped soccer mom, 
Jessica Martin, played by Kim Bassinger, 
and the cell phone call she inadvertently 
places. Ryan, a young man desperately try- 
ing to win back his ex-girlfriend, answers her 
call and spends the rest of day talking on the 
phone with her and trying to rescue her from 
the comipt Los Angeles Police Department 
officers who have taken her. 

"Cellular proves to be only slightly 
more realistic than the talking animals with 
celebrity voices in "Homeward Bound II." In 
fact, the most realistic aspect of this film is 
the widespread corruption of the LAPD. 

The only redeeming character in this 
film was an exceptionally entertaining and 
very flamboyant lawyer played by Rick 
Hoffman ("Bloodwork," "Lethal Weapon 
4"). He does not play an especially impor- 
tant role in the film; his cell phone intercepts 
Ryan's call from Jessica Martin and his car 
is stolen twice by Ryan. Hoffman was sim- 
ply a colorful and amusing character whose 
witty comments and humorous anecdotes 
added much needed comic relief to the film. 
Shortly before he intercepts Ryan's call, he is 
shown talking on his cell phone in his brand 
new Porsche Boxter, bragging to his mother 
that his Porsche "goes from zero to 60 in 5.7 
seconds and takes down the ladies panties in 
3.6 seconds." Although humorous, this line 
is just another example of careful product 

In addition to the all-too-obvious adver- 
tising in this film, it was also painfully pre- 
dictable, as most movies of this caliber are. 
Despite all of this, the movie was somewhat 
suspenseful. However, in the end, I would 
have rather spent the $8 I paid to see this 
movie on the over charges I am expecting to 
see on my cell phone bill this month. 

So what did I learn from this film? That 
the LAPD is corrupt and that cell phones can 
save lives. 

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September 22, 2004 

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Media should watch self, government 

By Brett Rowland 
Editor in Chief 

American politics are getting stranger 
by the day in this foul election year. Illinois 
Governor Rod Blagojevich is considering a 
bid solicitation process to select an official 
state beverage for the Land of Lincoln in order 
to budget problems. The beverage would not 
be selected by the people, but by a multi-mil- 
lion dollar bid from a large company. 

This would mean that the highest bid- 
ding company would get exclusive rights to 
sell their beverages) in more than 100 state 
buildings, parks, and rest stops. It would also 
make Illinois the first and only state to have an 
official beverage. 

I sincerely hope that Illinois, my home 
state, can solve its financial difficulties 
before it becomes the Pepsi State. (Honestly, 
I wouldn't mind Old Style, the official beer 
of the Chicago Cubs, becoming the official 
state beverage, but, alas, beer cannot be sold in 
vending machines.) 

In even stranger news, CBS has admitted, 
as of press time, that the news organization 

was misled by a former officer of the Texas 
National Guard and duped into broadcasting 
false documents on Sept. 8. 

CBS issued a statement Monday, Sept. 
20, acknowledging that they cannot prove the 
authenticity of the documents, which seemed 
to prove that President George W. Bush had 
not complied with a direct order from a supe- 
rior to get a physical. The four questionable 
memos also seemed to imply that Colonel 
Killian, Bush's superior officer, had been 
under pressure to "sugar coat" Lt. Bush's ser- 

"It is clear that there has 
been an orchestrated ef- 
fort by Democrats in the 
Kerry campaign to try to 
tear down the president." 

Scott McClellan 
Presidental Press Secretary 

vices record. The memos, presented by Dan 
Rather on CBS's news program "60 Minutes," 
were called into question almost immediately 
by other news organizations. 

Although CBS has apologized publicly 
for its mistake, this will not restore viewers' 
confidence in the broadcast network. The 
memos are now hotly debated topics. 

"It is clear that there has been an orches- 
trated effort by Democrats in the Kerry cam- 
paign to try to tear down the president and 

use old recycled attacks, and that's what [the 
memo incident] is," said the President's Press 
Secretary Scott McClellan. 

Despite McClellan 's statement, there has 
not been any evidence linking the memo to the 
Democrats in John Kerry's presidential cam- 
paign. This is not Watergate and Kerry is not 
even half of the political monster that Richard 
Nixon was. 

McClellan's accusations aside, this 
incident has proven the great benefits of a 
free press. The free press in this country has 
long been seen as the government watchdog. 
Reporting abuses of power, scandals, and the 
like, to the American public in order to pre- 
vent the government from gaining too much 

This incident has shown that the press can 
also regulate itself in the same manner. When 
one newspaper, or in this case, broadcast net- 
work, steps out of line, the rest of the news 
outlets are quick to point out its mistakes. 

Although the prospect of a scoop (and 
thus, better ratings and more money) can lead 
to the kind of poor journalistic methods used 
by CBS two weeks ago - the resulting effect is 
dampened by other media outlets. In essence, 
we find that the media are its own best regula- 

However, we have learned from 
Watergate and many other incidents, that the 
government cannot regulate itself. Thus, we 
will have to continue to rely on the press to 
keep people like Rod Blagojevich from com- 
mercializing the Land of Lincoln. 

Terrorism threats still dictate policy 

By Brandee J. Tecson 

Sept. 1 1 , 200 1 , changed the United States 
forever. Now, three years later, as we close in 
on one of the most crucial presidential elec- 
tions in recent history, America is forced to 
reflect back on that hon-or-ridden day of 9/1 1 
when over 6,630 individuals lost their lives. 

At the time, the president declared that 
"justice will be done." The question is: has 
it? Depends on who you ask. It's all about 
perspective - and how you define the word 

Was there really justice when Saddam 
Hussein took top priority over the man who 
actually orchestrated the attacks on Sept 11? 
Is justice sacrificing over 1 ,000 troops in a 
war on Iraq that was based on false claims 
and deceit? The majority of Americans seem 
to think not 

In a recent CNN Gallup poll, only 1 6 per- 
cent said they were very satisfied with how the 
war on Iraq was being handled versus 40 per- 

cent who said they were not. The remaining 44 
percent said they were "somewhat satisfied." 

Despite these differences, 51 percent of 
Americans believe the upcoming presidential 
election will not have an effect on the likeli- 
hood of future terrorist attacks against the 
United States. 

Tell that to Vice President Cheney who 
recently warned the public that if we vote 
Kerry into office, we're pretty much opening 
ourselves up to potential terrorist attacks. 

"It's absolutely essential that eight weeks 
from today, on Nov. 2, we make the right 

"...because if we make 
the wrong choice then 
the danger is that we'll 
get hit again, and we'll be 
hit in a way that will be 

Dick Cheney 
Vice President 

choice, because if we make the wrong choice 
then the danger is that we'll get hit again, and 
we'll be hit in a way that will be devastating 
from the standpoint of the United States," 
declared Cheney. 

First of all. shame on the administration 
for using such vile scare tactics to illicit votes. 
While we may not all agree on the same issues, 
or how certain events were handled, or even 
the candidates themselves, the fact is that we 
need to put pettiness aside and really look at 
what's at stake here. 

Our nation is at a crossroads. We have the 
potential to right the wrongs that have been 
made to us or continue on a path that has, so 
far, only led to more death and destruction. 

We need a leader who will act in the best 
interest of his country - and preferably some- 
one who has actually stood in the line of battle. 
We need a president who won't weave lies in 
order justify a means to an end that merely 
satisfies himself. 

So, the fact remains that while the right 
choice must be made, we cannot afford to 
make the wrong one. 


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Volleyball wins 4 at Whittier 

By Heather Worden 
Staff Writer 

With a strong performance at the 
Occidental/Whittier Tournament the CLU 
Regals volleyball team is ripe and ready for 
the upcoming season. 

"I think we played amazing last week- 
end. I was so excited that all the hard work in 
the off-season paid off," senior captain Katie 
Schneider said. 

The Regals went 4-0 and defeated three 
regionally ranked teams. We are now ranked 
in the top 10 in the NCAA West Region, 
which puts us in competition for one of the 
top teams in the country, Head Coach Greg 
Gibbons said. 

The Regals defeated Pomona-Pitzer, 
Pacific (Oregon), and Occidental in three 
games and held on to win against Chapman 
in five. 

"We came out ready to play and all knew 

what we had to do. We have been, practic- 
ing for it and never gave up, not even in the 
Chapman game when it went to five," junior 
Ashley Benson said. "To come out of that 
tournament undefeated was a great feeling. 
We started off the season right and plan to 
keep it going that way." 

There were many strong performances 
at the tournament, especially during the 
Chapman game. Senior Brionna Morse set a 
school record with 41 digs. Freshman Bailey 
Surrat tied the school record for assists with 70 
and sophomore Christie Barker had 16 kills. 

Senior Katie Schneider also played 
an exceptional game against Chapman and 
totaled 23 kills, 14 digs and 6 solo blocks for 
a school record. For the entire tournament 
Schneider racked up 7 aces, 19 blocks, 53 
digs and 53 kills, which earned her the SCIAC 
Athlete of the Week title. 

"I couldn't have asked for anything more. 
It felt good to know that my hard work the last 
4 years paid off," Schneider said. "I feel so 

"We will be very hard to 
beat. We have a tremen- 
dous offense with many 
weapons and will be a 
force at the net." 

Greg Gibbons 
Head Coach 

blessed that 1 had the opportunity to play all 
four years." 

With four wins under their belt, the 
Regals are ready to begin SCIAC play. 

"We will be very hard to 
beat," Gibbons said. "We have a 
tremendous offense with many weapons and 
will be a force at the net." 

The Regals began the SCIAC season 
last night playing Claremont-Mudd-Scripps 
at home. 

Upcoming Volley- 
ball Games 

°Sept. 24 vs. Whittier 

°Sept. 25 vs. Chapman 

°Sept. 28 vs. Cal Tech 

°Oct. 1 vs. Redlands 

°Oct. 2 vs. Occidental 

Football falls to PLU Water polo loses 4 in 

By Ashley Benson 
Staff Writer 

The California Lutheran University 
football team had a tough day on Saturday, 
Sept. 10 as they battled the Lutes from Pacific 
Lutheran University in Washington. 

They fought long and hard but fell short 
losing to PLU 14-12. The Kingsmen had 
a 6-0 lead in the second quarter, but PLU 
came back with two touchdowns and took 
the lead, 1 4-6. The Kingsmen answered with 
a 69- yard touchdown pass from senior Nick 
Lane to junior Alex Gonzales. In the last two 
minutes the Kinsmen were called on an exces- 
sive celebration penalty, which pushed them 
back 15 yards to the PLU's 18-yard line. The 
Kingsmen were unable to make the two point 

"We have a lot of young guys on the team 
and our offense wasn't doing so well, so when 
we scored, we just went a little crazy. The refs 
should have warned us first, instead of being 
given a penalty right away," senior Joe Henle 

Senior Arsenio Valenzuela recovered a 
fumble and ran it eight yards for a touchdown. 
Junior running back Charlie Brown gained 89 

"Our defense played a 
great game. Our offense 
had a little trouble in the 
first half but we started 
clicking in the second." 

Sean Brosnan 

yards on 13 carries. Senior quarterback Craig 
Herrera completed 17-of-30 passes for 107 
yards. He also had two interceptions. Gonzales' 
ended with four receptions for 81 yards. 

"Our defense played a great game. Our 
offense had a little trouble in the first half but 
we started clicking in the second. It's only our 
first game and we still have a lot of work to 
do." junior Sean Brosnan said. 

The Kingsmen will be taking on 
Occidental in their first SCIAC game of the 
season on Saturday in Mt. Clef Stadium. 

"We had a bye-week last week, so it 
allowed us to fix the problems that we had 
in the PLU game, so I think we are definitely 
ready for this week's up and coming game," 
Sophomore Dave Morris said. 

a row at tournament 

By Ty Mooney 
Staff Writer 

Last weekend's Inland Empire 
Tournament was rough for the California 
Lutheran University men's water polo team. 
They finished the tournament 0-4. Saturday 
the tournament was held at the University 
! of La Verne, where the Kingsmen lost to 
Pomona-Pitzer 19-8, and to La Verne 8-4. 
On Sunday the tournament was held at the 
University of Redlands. The Kingsmen lost 
to Whittier 14-9. and to Chapman 14-9. 

"We don't get caught up in wins and 
losses. We try to improve every day work- 
ing hard, getting better on a weekly basis." 
Head Coach Craig Rond said. 

Saturday's game against Chapman at 
Oaks Christian High School was a reflection 
of how much the Kingsmen had improved 
in less than a week. The Kingsmen scored 
all three of their goals in the first quarter. 
Freshman Cody Shirk put the Kingsmen 
on the board one minute into the game. 
Sophomores Jared Clark and Kelby Tursick 
added goals to give the Kingsmen a 3-2 first 
quarter lead. Chapman took the lead with 
5:37 left in the second quarter on a goal by 
Alex Lopez and never looked back. The 
Kingsmen lost 5-3, but it was a hard fought 
defensive battle. 

Rond put a positive perspective on the 

"Last week Chapman took it to us, 9- 1 4. 
and that was against their second unit This 
game was the real deal. We played great 
defense," Rond said. 

Upbeat about the Kingsmen's improve- 
ments, Clark echoed Rond's approach to 

"Defense was a huge factor for keeping 
the score close. We did not let Chapman 
counter, and we held diem in their front 
course offense. We played as a team and lost 
as a team," Clark said. 

The great defense was a team 
effort. Freshman back-up goalie Jordan 

"We don't get caught up 
in wins and losses. We 
try to improve every day 
working hard, getting 
better on a weekly ba- 

Craig Rond 
Head Coach 

Stephens had six saves to keep it close for 
the Kingsmen. Starting goalie Quinten ! 
Beckmann was out of the lineup with a bro- 
ken collar bone 

With a record of 1-5, the Kingsmen 
have a lot of room for improvement 

"We need to stick our shots in the game, 
but every time we play we get better as a 
team," Tursik said. 

Rond looks at the training aspect of the 
team as the area that needs the most atten- 

"We're really young, and shooting and • 
strength need to be worked on. The guys 
need to just keep getting in the weight room. 
It will be a huge factor for this year and next 
year," Rond said. 

Next weekend is going to be a physical- 
ly grueling test for die Kingsmen as they go 
on the road to play five games in two days. 
Friday they will play Cal Poly San Luis 
Obispo and Ventura College. On Saturday 
they will go up against CSU Maritime. UC 
Santa Cruz and Chico State. 

Clark said that in order to win games 
the team needs to find the opposition's weak- 
nesses and adapt and shut down all of their 
strong points. 

Regardless of wins and losses. Rond 
maintains he is most impressed with the 
team's work ethic. 

"This is not a soft group of guys, they 
never lose the fire or passion to play, even 
if they are down big." said Rond. With an 
attitude like that Rond and the Kingsmen are j 
bound to succeed. 

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Warden sets cross country record 

By Ryan Felix 
Staff Writer 

Saturday was a record-setting day for the 
California Lutheran University cross country 
team as junior Heather Wordon finished the 
5K run at Westmont with a time of 19:22. the 
fastest women's time in CLU history. 

Even though it was 12 seconds behind the 
leader, it was good enough to give Wordon a 
fourth place finish and a solid start for the sea- 
son, leading the way for a seventh place finish 
overall for the team competition. 

After a somewhat disappointing finish 

last year. Worden was pleased with this year's 
record-setting finish. 

"I feel 1 did good. Its nice to get that first 
race under my belt, especially since 1 felt so 
ready and prepared for this one. I am glad to 
help the team any way I can." Wordon said 

Freshmen Kristy Fischer and Krisrina 
Skiba recorded times under 22 minutes for the 
5k and were closely followed by teammates 
junior Susie Tramel and freshmen Tiffany 
Linville and Nicole Walker. 

"It was a good meet. It went fairly well, 
and it gave the freshmen a chance to race 
against some even competition, while seeing 
Redlands and Cal Tech in action. I can't wait 

to get back out there helping my team put up 
better and better times as soon as my injury 
goes away." senior Carly Sandell said. 

The young team did well last weekend, 
but in order to achieve its pre-season goal of 
finishing fourth, the team will need the return 
of Sandell at the number two spot. 

The men's team finished ninth overall, 
and was led by senior Scott Siegfried who 
placed fortieth with a time of 29:21 in the 8K. 
Freshmen Zachary Westbrook, Chris Rouse 
and Greg Walker also finished with respect- 
able times within a minute of Siegfried. 

Considering the men's competition, they 
faired well, with all six freshman performing 

better than expected. 

"I feel great about my performance. I set 
a personal record for myself, and I felt all the 
freshmen really stepped up to fill some pretty 
big spots," Seigfried said. 

With the first race under their belts and 
the preseason jitters gone, this CLU cross 
country team is ready for its next. big. test. 
They will compete at the Dickinson Invite in 
Carlisle, Penn., on Oct. 2. 

This will be the first meet that counts 
toward its season and will hopefully be a solid 
foundation on which the team can build as the 
season carries on. 

CLU Men's soccer beats Occidental 3-0 

By Ryan Zarlengo 
Staff Writer 

Forget trafditional bleachers for California 
Lutheran University soccer fans. They prefer 
to watch the Kingsmen crush opponents 
in a more comfortable seat. These fans sit 
on couches. On Saturday, Sept. 18, they 
watched the Kingsmen beat Occidental 3-0. 
Surprisingly, the only four letter word coming 
out of their mouths was goal. 

"The fans are awesome. The couches 
are hilarious and they make the game more 

"It was a strong win for 
our home opener. Hope- 
fully this momentum will 
continue throughout the 

Ryne Minzey 

Photograph by Josie Francosie 

Greg Allen manuvers past three defenders during last week's game against Occidental. 

enjoyable to play," sophomore defender Kyle 
Murray said. 

Early in the game, junior mid-fielder 
Michael Falcone scored a goal from around 
35 yards out. The shot was the first in a hat- 
trick of goals by the Kingsmen. 

The Kingsmen captains proved worthy of 
the yellow and white "captain bands" around 
their arms. Co-captain and senior defender 

Cam Robinson controlled the backfield, cre- 
ating little action for junior goalkeeper Jamie 
Lavelle. With the first half winding down, 
co-captain and senior mid-fielder Greg Allen 
scored a goal off of a scorching shot around 
Occidental's "wall" on a free kick. 

"Both Falcone and Greg have been 
hitting incredible shots on goal this season, 
Greg's set piece shooting has increased tre- 
mendously and Falcone is just taking chances 

at the goal and it's working out for him. More 
guys should take chances like Falcone does," 
co-captain Robinson said. 

The second half turned out to be the same 
story. Mark Tevis continued his style of play- 
ing every position needed and made Lance 
Armstrong look out of shape. 

About ten minutes into the second half, 
the Kingsmen were on the offensive when 
senior forward Brian Blevins scored a goal off 

of a fumbled save by the Occidental goalie. 
The goal sealed the win for the Kingsmen. 

"It was a strong win in our home opener. 
Hopefully this momentum will continue 
throughout the season," sophomore mid-field- 
er Ryne Minzey said. 

The Kingsmen soccer team's next home 
game is against Redlands University on 
Wednesday, Sept 29. 

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undefeated in SC1AC. 

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siblings to college lifestyles 

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CLU to host second annual 
Disability Awareness Day. 

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CLU adds 11 new facutly members 

By Luci Masredjian 
Staff Writer 

This year California Lutheran University 
welcomes 1 1 new members into the teaching 
faculty, each bringing expertise to several 

From the English department, Jim Bond, 
assistant professor, who earned his Ph.D. from 
Indiana University, and is especially expe- 
rienced in writing theory, print culture and 
Vietnam War literature. 

"I was drawn to Cal Lutheran's open, 
inclusive environment, one that fosters both 
rigorous intellectual inquiry and a challenging, 
expansive exploration of faith in the Lutheran 
tradition," Bond said 

Also joining the English department is 
Assistant Professor Marja Mogk. Dr. Mogk 
earned her Ph.D. from the University of 
California, Berkeley and brings to the depart- 
ment expertise in a variety of literature, includ- 
ing classical, environmental, biblical, African- 
American and Native- American. When asked 
why she chose CLU, she said, "Now is a 
very exciting time to come to the University 
because it is entering a new era of growth and 
development. CLU has so much energy and 
promise and such a solid histo/y as a wonder- 
ful place to live, work and learn. But most of 
all, I came to CLU because of the people I met 
when 1 was interviewing - the students, staff, 
faculty and administrators - 

who clearly enjoyed being here and 
shared a commitment to making this campus a 
true community, one characterized by mutual 
respect, intellectual curiosity, creativity and 
faithfulness. There is no better place to teach." 

From the School of Business, Sandra K. 
Grunewaid, who is a partner in her own CPA 
firm, and who earned her MBA from CLU, 
will be a fiill-time senior lecturer in account- 

Bonnie L. Johnson, who has over 10 
years of experience as a financial executive, 
joins the Business Department as the senior 
lecturer in finance and is currently working 
on her doctorate in economics at Claremont 
Graduate University. 

Carole Feddersen, Janice Tucker and Dr. 
Randall B. Lindsey, are new members of the 
School of Education. Feddersen brings teach- 
ing experience from California and Ohio to 
Hong Kong. 

Tucker will be teaching educational 
leadership with over 1 5 years of leadership 

Lindsey who earned his Ph.D. from 
Georgia State University brings 30 years of 
experience and has served as chair of the 
department of Education at Redlands, and 
was the Distinguished Educator chair at 

"I had a great advantage, I had been work- 
ing with the school for four years and knew of 
the integrity of the faculty, the relevant degree 

"I was drawn to Cal Lutheran's 
open, inclusive environment, one 
that fosters both rigorous intel- 
lectual inquiry and a challenging, 
expansive exploration of faith in 
the Lutheran tradition." 

Dr. Jim Bond 
Assistant Professor 

and credential programs and the strong support 
that Education receives from the CLU com- 
munity," Lindsay said. "I believe the strength 
of our democracy is tied to the effectiveness of 
our K- 1 2 schools and was aware that CLU had 
a similar commitment. Being part of a com- 
munity that strives for continuous improve- 
ment is very important to me." 

The Computer Science Department 
welcomes Dr. Rekha Bhowmik from India 
Institute of Technology in New Delhi. She 
brings experience in computer graphics, data- 
base, data mining and data warehouses. 

Area Kramarsky decided to join CLU 
because "the staff, faculty and students are 
positive and helpful. At larger institutions the 
bureaucracy can be overwhelming. CLU is 
great because the people possess a can-do 
attitude. That actually heips things run more 
efficiently and lets us all focus on what's most 

important — teaching and learning" 

Kramarsky joins the Communication 
Department as a part-time instructor. She 
has served as a Freedom Forum Fellow at 
Columbia University and vice president of an 
Internet public affairs firm called Grassroots 

Magdalena Teichmann earned her Ph.D. 
from UCLA and is the most familiar with 
teaching at CLU among the new faculty 
members. She has taught as an adjunct faculty 
member for 1 9 years. This year she will fill the 
position of full-time senior lecturer for CLU's 
Spanish Department. 

Finally, Assistant Professor Mindy 
Puopolo, who earned her Psy.D. from 
Pepperdine, is a licensed psychologist and 
brings her teaching expertise as she won the 
Outstanding Faculty of the Year Award from 
students with disabilities at CSUN. 

Campus not completely accessible to disabled 

By Cassandra Wolf 
Staff Writer 

Sloping sidewalks, uneven pavement and 
steep ramps make some parts of California 
Lutheran University inaccessible to people in 
wheelchairs. I spent part of a school day last 
week in a wheelchair to investigate on-campus 
accessibility, and my experience left me more 
cognizant of how some campus walkways 
and entrances prove difficult for wheelchairs 
to maneuver, especially if the person in the 
chair is alone. 

I borrowed a wheelchair from Gypsi 
DeYoung, the administrative assistant at 
Health Services. She said the chair was more 
common in doctors offices and hospitals and 
not for long-term use, but it was the only one 
available at the office. 

My first mission was to go to work. I 
realized quickly that pushing the wheelchair 
proved harder than I thought, since I did not 
advance as much as I thought I would with 
each push. 

The pathway on the hill between Kramer 
Court and the Ed Tech Building tilted left. I 
mustered my way down the hill, trying to 
avoid the grass and almost reached the asphalt 
between the music room and the Humanities 
building when I met one of my friends who 
pushed me the rest of the way. 

I made it to the Ed Tech building, only to 

discover that, despite the wheelchair signs on 
the doors, I would have to open them by hand 
There was no button to press to open the doors, 
so I opened the right door as much as I could 
and squeezed my way through the opening. I 
followed that same procedure for the single 
door leading to the communication depart- 
ment offices. I felt relieved when I arrived at 
work, since I could rest from the pushing and 

Unfortunately, a note next to the computer 
read that I would have to go to the library. 

Leaving the Ed Tech building proved 
easier than entering it, since one of my profes- 
sors held one door open and someone else held 
the double doors for me. 

I navigated my path and realized that I had 
two ways of reaching the library: go around 
Peters Hall or go around the Humanities 
building. I chose the latter, remembering the 
staircases leading from Nygreen Hall to Peters 
Hall and the decline leading to the School of 

The journey to the library proved arduous 
with the black asphalt to my left tilting right, 
forcing me into the middle of the path. The 
declining sidewalk to the left of the driveway 
along Campus Drive caused me to grip the 
wheels and let go in spurts to prevent myself 
from gaining too much speed before the cross- 

I almost fell out of the wheelchair when 

Photograph by Echo Staff Photographer 

Echo staff writer Cassandra Wolf spends the day in a wheelchair to 
observe how accessible CLU's campus is to the disabled. 

the wheels hit the curb of the sidewalk drive- 
way on the other side of the street, since the 
curb and the pavement were uneven, and I did 
not have enough momentum to overcome that 
obstacle despite the speed I gained from the 
declining crosswalk. Thankfully, one person 
nearby pushed me onto the sidewalk and in 

the direction of the library. 

The even more sloping and uneven walk- 
way to the library forced me to slide my hands 
along the wheels to create friction and slow 
them down. The incline nght before the statue 

Please see ACCESSIBILITY, p. 3 


2 The Echo 

September 29, 2004 

this week at ClU: 



Volleyball v. Occidental College 

ASCLU-G Senate Meeting 

September 29 

October 1 

7:30 p.m. 

Nygreen 2 
5:15 p.m. 

University Chapel 

10:10 a.m. 

Club Lu: Cosmic bowling 

9 p.m. 


ASCLU-G Programs Board Meeting 

Nygreen 2 
7 p.m. 

Men 's soccer vs. University of Redlands 

October 3 

Soccer field 
4 p.m. 


October 2 

Intramural Flag Football 


Common Ground 

Soccer field 

October 5 

Chapel narthex 
9:11 p.m. 

CSC: Special Olympics bowling 

1 p.m. 

8 a.m. 

Faculty recital: Dorothy Schechter 

Preus-Brandt Forum 

Multicultural trivia contest 

Football vs. Pomona 

4 p.m. 

all day 


September 30 

Mt. Clef Stadium 
1 p.m. 

Lord of Life Worship 


Career Services workshop: Graduate, 
Medical and Law School- Application 

Women 's soccer vs. University of La 

& Interview Process 

Priority deadline for spring graduation 


Soccer Field 

Intramural Volleyball 


Nelson Room 
5:30 p.m. 

CSC: Adopt-A-Grandparent Day 

8 p,m. 

CSC: LA Rescue Mission 


Men 's soccer vs. University of La Verne 

(Serving dinner) 

3 p.m. 

Soccer Field 
2 p.m. 




Feminism Is... Stand Up for Choice 

October 4 

8 p.m. 

Visibility Event 

The NEED: Grub & Rub 


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Multicultural trivia contest 

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Gloria Killian, unjustly mprisoned for seven 

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Sept 28, 4 pm, HUM 120 

Rev Julia Fogg and Dr Nandra Perry speak on 
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Dr Greg Frecland speaks about "Feminist Social 
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Wheelchair users face difficulties 

The Echo 3 

Article continued from, p. 1 

proved to be the last struggle before the library 
entrance, and I was glad when the automatic 
doors worked. The metal bar with the entrance 
sign on it, however, posed the same challenge 
as the other doors I had to open myself, until 
one of the library workers held it open for me. 

The librarian also held the bar for me as 
I left, and freshman Liz Bienstock pushed me 
back to the Ed Tech building. 

I had class in F-2 after work, and 1 deter- 
mined that there were two ways I could get 
there. One was through F-2 by entering from 
the double doors near the vending machine at 
the F Building. The other was by taking the 
narrow walkway and ascending the ramp to 
the classroom door. I opted for the former, as 
the ground was level and the area provided 
more space. The metal threshold at the door 
stopped me, though, because it was too big for 

the wheels to mount. 

When I arrived at F-2, the door was 
locked, meaning that 1 had to go around the 

At one point, I faced a ramp that was 
too steep and had to walk the chair into the 
classroom, and I had to leave class in the same 
manner in which I came to keep from crashing 
into the wall at the end of the ramp. 

Later, I went to my professor's office in 
the same building to get the homework assign- 
ment, and the chair could not fit through hall- 
way to her door with me in it; thus, I walked 
the chair to just before her door. 

Then I had to return to the Ed Tech build- 
ing. The entrance near the tennis courts was 
closer to me, but stairs surrounded the doors 
and the ramps led around and back to the park- 
ing lot. I found it more convenient to bear the 
steep sidewalk and the sun. 

CLU to host 2nd annual 
Disability Awareness Day 

"I never understood the 
difficulties ... but those 
CLU students who are 
forced to use a wheel- 
chair are probably all too 

Cassandra Wolf 
Staff Writer 

On my way to class, a student saw me 
and asked if I needed help. I said that would be 
kind of htm. and he pushed me to the double 
doors while I mentioned that the chair was for 
an article. 

He held one of the doors open for me as 
I entered, and he headed toward the Ahmason 
Science building. Entering the classroom 
would have been too much with a wheelchair 
and I was a little late, so I left my backpack 

next to a chair inside the classroom and 
returned the wheelchair to Health Services. 

I was grateful that the campus is not more 
than two stories high and that the buildings 
are mostly spread out with fairly wide paths. 
I admit that my line of travel was limited 
and that other buildings, like Mount Clef, the 
Humanities building and administration build- 
ings, have buttons to open the doors or eleva- 

Throughout the day, most people stared 
at me. but I appreciated the time some people 
took to assist me or to wish me good luck with 
the article. 

Never before had I acknowledged the 
bumps, slants and asymmetry of some of the 
campus walkways, or the weight of some of 
the doors, but those CLU students who are 
forced to use a wheelchair are probably all 
too familiar. 

By Suzie Roslund 
Staff Writer 

California Lutheran University will 
hold its second Disability Awareness Day 
Symposium on Oct. 13 in the Preus-Brandt 
Forum from 8:30 a.m. to 3:30 p.m. The day 
will consist of many speakers addressing 
issues about employment, healthcare and dis- 

A concentration will be on specific top- 
ics such as: implications and applications to 
CLU and the community, the needs of small 
and large companies regarding changes in the 
California Workman's Compensation policies, 
short-teim disabilities, retum-to work rights 
and responsibilities, human resource practices 
and Accessibility, and finally, ADA and CA 
Laws concerning the common pitfalls and 
helpful hints. 

Michael Bradbury, CLU Board of 
Regents and former Ventura County district 
attorney will introduce the keynote speaker. 
Senator Richard Alarcon, as well as address 
his welcoming remarks. 

"We were very excited when Senator 
Alarcon agreed to speak at the symposium," 
said Catherine Ward, director of Academic 

The Center for Academic Advising has 
been working hard to make this day become 
a success. 

"This event has been a joint effort 
between Catherine and myself, with the sup- 
port of the entire C.A.R. staff, University 
Relations, Graduate and Professional 
Programs and Student Support Services," said 
Valen Cirino-Paez, coordinator for Students 
with Disabilities. 

Ward said that this year Cirino-Paez and 
herself are doing the groundwork for the event, 
but have had strong collaborative help from 

"CLU is committed to 
providing our community 
with current information 
and awareness regarding 
all aspects of disability." 
Valeri Cirino-Paez 
Coordinator for Students with 

other departments in making this a campus- 
wide supported program with professionalism 
at the heart. The two have been responsible for 
researching the topic, finding out who the field 
experts were, who the target audience would 
be and how they would benefit from the infor- 
mation, and much more, said Cirino-Paez. 

The event will make more people aware 
of the issues at hand and inform CLU and the 
community while benefiting those who are 
uninformed and unknowledgeable. 

"In addition to providing a quality edu- 
cation and funding to expand programs and 
services for our students with disabilities, 
CLU is also committed to providing our 
community with current information and 
awareness regarding all aspects of disability 
topics," said Cirino-Paez. "CLU is providing 
participants with field experts in the area of 
A.D.A. and Workers Compensation laws to 
reduce the complexity of these laws, and to 
assist with the prevention of litigation due to 
misinterpretation of said laws." 

The turn out is expected to be large, and 
promotional assistance has come from Ventura 
County human resources, and the Hispanic 
Chamber of Commerce. It will be free to CLU 
students, faculty and administrators, and $20 
for all others. 

New adviser appointed 
to student newspaper 

By Ashley Fleming 
Staff Writer 

The California Lutheran University 
school newspaper has a new face work- 
ing behind the scenes this year. Assistant 
Professor Dr. Russell Stockard, who has 
taught business advertising and communica- 
tion courses at CLU since 1991, is the new 
adviser for the Echo. 

According to Dr. Stockard, Dr. Beverly 
Kelley asked him if he would be willing to 
take on the responsibility of advising the 
Echo this year. 

The previous advisor for the Echo, 
Associate Professor Dr. Druann Pagliassotti, 
was elected last year to be the chair of the 
Faculty Executive Committee, then she 
decided that she could not put in the time 
necessary to be a good advisor as well as a 
good chair. 

Dr. Stockard has never advised a student 
newspaper before, but he has had plenty of 
experience working in journalism. In col- 
lege, he was a photographer for the 

Harvard Crimson, and in Graduate 
school he was a contributing opinion writer 
for the Stanford Daily. He has also writ- 
ten opinion pages for the Ventura County 

Star and book reviews. In addition, for the 
first five years of KCLU public radio, Dr. 
Stockard had an interview show called 
"Ventura Talk." 

Dr. Stockard said that the Echo is a stu- 
dent run newspaper, and the adviser does not 
run the paper. He is there to advise and make 
sure the students do their best job. 

Dr. Pagliassotti believes that Dr. 
Stockard will bring to the Echo a lot of 
coaching skills that apply to advising a news 
staff, experience with California Lutheran 
University, as well as sensitivity to campus 
diversity issues. 

"I have big shoes to fill following Dr. 
PagliossoUi," Dr. Stockard said. He also 
said that he is excited about the opportunity 
to contribute to the development of student 

The Echo editorial staff is enthusiastic 
about the addition of Dr. Stockard to the 

"Although we will miss Dr. Pagliasotti, 
we are excited about working with Dr. 
Stockard to make the Echo better than 
ever,"-said second year Editor in Chief Brett 
Rowland. "Dr. Stockard has already brought 
many new ideas to the paper that we hope to 
implement this semester." 

Diversity grant gives CLU 
students new opportunities 

By Elodie Khayarani 
Press Release 

The Echo Needs You! 

Interesting in writing for the 
CLU Student newspaper? 

Call x3465 for more information 

This summer, 16 CLU students pre- 
pared for participation in a program called 
"Ambassadors for a Peaceful Multicultural 
World". This program is made possible 
by the Irvine Campus Diversity Grant 
and The Anti-Defamation League's 
"A World of Difference Institute". The 
Anti-Defamation League is one of the 
nation's premier civil rights and human 
relations agencies aiming to increase cul- 
tural sensitivity and understanding of all 
diverse groups of people. In a three-day 
intensive 'Train the trainer" workshop, 
the 16 students discussed diversity, biases, 

issues related to discrimination and they 
explored the idea of culture. They learned 
effective ways to raise awareness and 
build appreciation for diversity through 
facilitating respectful and safe dialogues. 
Presently, they are raising difficult issues 
surrounding diversity in campus work- 
shops hoping to enhance CLU's environ- 
ment and to create a true campus of differ- 
ence. Workshops will be held in residence 
halls and freshman seminars. 

If you are interested in scheduling 
a workshop for your class or group, or 
if you would like to be a workshop par- 
ticipant, please contact Juanita Pryor Hall, 
Director of Multicultural and International 
Programs Office at ext. 395 1 . 

Gljf® ^<flM<© 

4 The Echo 


SEFrEMBER 29, 2004 

Family weekend deemed success 

By Ashley Fleming 
Staff Writer 

California Lutheran University's 
Family Weekend took place this past week- 
end, Sept. 24-26. Student Life scheduled 
events and activities for families to attend 
during the weekend. 

These events included: Club Lu Bingo 
Night, Family University, A Regals soccer 
game, an all-campus luncheon, a Kingsmen 
Football game, a concert in Kingsmen Park, 
a dinner reception and Family Weekend 

Families kicked off the weekend on 
Friday with a dessert reception in Overton 
Hall, where university staff and student lead- 
ers were present. The families then had the 
opportunity to move on to Club Lu Bingo 

Bingo Night took place in the Pavilion, 
where students and family members won 
prizes ranging from Easy Mac to trips to 
Las Vegas. 

On Saturday, parents had the chance 
to experience CLU classes first-hand by 
attending the Family University sessions. 
Parents were able to choose from a wide 
variety of sessions from "Death and Dying: 
A course about life" led by Associate 
Professor Charles Hall, to "Tips for Parents 
of College Students," led by Campus Pastor 
Melissa Maxwell-Doherty. 

After a morning of classes, the families 
could watch the Regals soccer game or go 
to the Block Party Barbeque in Kingsmen 

Photograph by Echo Staff Photographer 

Students and their family members played Bingo last Friday night, 
and 15 winners recievedfree trips to Las Vegas. 

Park. The barbeque was open to everyone 
on campus. At the Barbeque, not only was 
there food, but there were little goodies on 
the tables, like candy and noisemakers for 
the football game. 

Next on the agenda was cheering for 
the Kingsmen football team during its 
game against Occidental at the Kingsmen 
Stadium. CLU junior Venus Tamayo and 
her family attended Saturday's events. 

"My family and I really enjoyed the 
luncheon. The food was great, and we were 

given noisemakers that my little cousin 
got good use out of at the football game," 
Tamayo said. 

A concert with Jim Fuller and The 
Beatniks was held in Kingsmen Park 
immediately after the football game. After 
the concert there was a little down time 
for families to hang out and get ready for 
Saturday night's dinner event. 

The dinner that night was a murder 
mystery show held in the gym, in which 
families got a chance to interact with 

"It's really great when 
you have these moments 
with your family, and you 
realize how much they 
love and care for you." 

Gabriela Roblas 

each other while trying to solve a murder. 
Throughout the night, the cast members 
would act out scenes to give the audience 
clues about the murder. 

According to freshman Gabriela 
Roblas, the mystery show turned out to be 
comical when the detective started making 
jokes, and the cast started dancing to what 
she considered to be Latin dance music. 

Roblas' family flew in Friday from 
Mexico to attend Family Weekend, and she 
said they enjoyed the events that Student 
Life planned. 

"The whole weekend was about family. 
And it's really great when you have these 
moments with your family, and you real- 
ize how much they love and care for you," 
Roblas said. 

Eliz Baesler, an intern for the Student 
Programs Office, coordinated Saturday's 
Barbeque and helped the Coordinator for 
Student Programs, Margaret Miller, put the 
weekend together. Eliz said she was pleased 
with the large turnout and that the weekend, 
in general, went well. 

Feature Photograph 

Wimbledon serves & misses 

By Writer Name 
Writer Staff Position 

From the creators of "Notting Hill" 
and "Four Weddings and a Funeral" comes 
a disappointing romantic comedy. Despite 
the two previous movies success, Wimbledon 
just couldn't get it done. Kirsten Dunst 
("Spiderman 2") and Paul Bettany ("A 
Beautiful Mind") star as professional ten- 
nis players Lizzie Bradbury and Peter Coll. 
Bradbury is an up-and-coming American 
player while Colt is on he way out after being 
pumped from eleventh place to 157. 

After they meet, when Peter accidentally 
walks in on Lizzie in the shower, the two start 
creating some chemistry on and off the court. 
Lizzie comes off as more than just a fling for 
Paul, she becomes his muse and encourages 
him to start playing like he used to when he 

was in love with the game. The acting abil- 
ity of Bettany was unfortunately not strong 
enough to carry such a weak and underde- 
veloped script. Dunst, who is usually on par 
with her performances was actually not in 
the movie enough to really establish a strong 
character, she was just mostly a presence that 
you knew Peter was carrying with him when 
he played. Sam Neil ("Jurassic Park III") plays 
Lizzie's father Dennis, who is worried about 
the distraction of her falling in love, and how it 
will affect her game. Neil's character is just the 
type that you would think to be an overbearing 
jerk, but he surprises you by actually being a 
kind man. 

Allow this movie has a great cast, the 
story is too thin to come off as enjoyable and 
the audience is left with a better understand- 
ing of why Hugh Grant wouldn't touch this 

Nationally honored poet David St. John read poetry from his newest 
book 'The Face" in Overton Hall last Monday, Sept. 20. St. John cur- 
rently teaches creative writing at University of Southern California. 

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Come help plan events for the upcoming 
Human Rights Week. 

Weekly Meetings @ 5:30 p.m. in the SUB 

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Youths need to exercise voting rights 

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Dec. 15 

By Iver Meldahl 
Opinion Editor 

A shaky economy, a soaring deficit and 
homeland security are among points of con- 
cern for all Americans this election season, 
and candidates and incumbents alike are 
constantly reassuring voters that they have the 
right answers. 

Among college students, however, there 
are other, more exclusive matters that pertain 
to young people, issues that have been histori- 
cally ignored by legislatures. A shaky job mar- 
ket for recent college graduates, for example, 
is one problem facing the 1 8 to 24 age group, 
and one issue that will get very little press 
time compared to something like the future of 
Social Security. 

The reason for this dismissal is simple: 
young people don't vote. Moreover, they are 
collectively apathetic and don't see themselves 
having any significance in the legislative pro- 
cess. According to the Census Bureau, a mere 
50.7 percent of 18-to-24-year-olds registered 
to vote in the 2000 presidential election. Only 
36. 1 percent actually voted. 

Of the entire electorate, aged 18 and 
older, 65.9 percent registered and 54.2 percent 
casted their ballots. More than three-fourths of 
eligible 55-to-64-yar-old voters registered, and 
70. 1 percent voted. It's no surprise that issues 
crucial to students are overlooked over the 
course of busy campaign schedules. 

It's not as though nobody is trying; youth- 
culture barometer MTV has been a major sup- 
porter of Rock the Vote, an effort to combine 
the power of celebrities and pop culture into 
awareness among young voters. 

According to the Census 
Bureau, a mere 50.7 per- 
cent of 18-to-24-year-olds 
registered to vote in the 
2000 presidential elec- 
tion. Only 36.1 percent 
actually voted. 

The nonpartisan effort started in 1 990 as 
an anti-censorship campaign and has grown 
over the past 14 years to attract a slew of artists 
and corporate sponsors to aid in its pro-voter 
message. To date, Rock the Vote boasts nearly 
900,000 new voters registered. 

Unbeknownst to most Americans 
under age 21, the right to vote was only 
recently extended to their age group. The 26th 
Amendment, passed in 1971 during the -height 
of the Vietnam War, took years of lobbying will be protected at all. 

to get through Congress. The amendment's 
advocates argued that anyone eligible for the 
draft should also be eligible to vote. Sadly, the 
majority of those it benefits ignore this right, 
and the political voice of America's youth is 
still pigeonholed. 

This will continue until one of two things 
happens: either youths are forced to care about 
what happens in their respective governments 
because of a crisis of some sort, or a serious, 
government-sponsored effort to encourage 
young voters is launched. 

If a serious effort was made to show 
young voters that their voices matter and that 
they can make a difference, it would only take 
one political race to prove that the young vote 
can influence an election. 

Legislators take lobbying groups such 
as the National Rifle Association and the 
American Association of Retired Persons seri- 
ously because their members vote collectively. 
If young voters came out in AARP-like num- 
bers, candidates would have no choice but to 
recognize them. 

The first presidential debate is scheduled 
for Sept. 30 in Miami. While it is doubtful 
that youth issues will get equal billing with 
prescription drug coverage for seniors, there 
are bound to be the obligatory questions from 
high school students, asking candidates what 
they will do to protect the futures of America's 

Unless the youngest voters start exercis- 
ing their rights, the odds are not good that they 

Spears' shotgun wedding impresses few 

By Brandee J. Tecson 

Britney Spears is once again a married 
woman. The pop princess and fiance Kevin 
Federline, her former backup dancer, tied 
the knot in an impromptu ceremony in Los 
Angeles on Sept. 18. 

This is the second time Spears has walked 
down the aisle in nine months. In January, she 
wed childhood friend Jason Alexander in a 
shotgun wedding in Vegas. The marriage was 
annulled days later. 

Rumors of Spears' impending nuptials 
ran rampant in recent weeks with many specu- 
lating that the singer and her beau would tie the 
knot in an October affair at the luscious Bacara 
Resort in Santa Barbara. 

However, Spears opted for a more, 
ahem, low budget affair held at her wedding 
planner's home in Studio City, with approxi- 
mately 15 guests, including her mother Lynn, 
her young sister Jamie Lynn, and Federline's 

Afterwards guests were treated to a smor- 
gasbord of treats including chicken fingers, 
cheeseburgers, crab cakes and ribs. However, 
much to their surprise, guests had tc^pay for 
drinks out of their own pockets since there was 
no open bar. Not to say that everyone walked 
away empty handed, gift bags were handed 
out that included candy and Gap jeans. 

Even Spears' archrival Christina Aguilera 
branded her wedding as "low rent" and 
"pathetic." Come on now, Brit. Even X-Tina 
would have done it better. 

Recently, reports have surfaced claiming 
that the two lovebirds are not technically hus- 
band and wife - at least, not yet. Apparently, 
the two have yet to file for a marriage license, 
which they say they plan to do by next week. 

So what's next for Britney? According to 
her; motherhood. Even though she already has 
step-mom status to Federline's two children 
from his prior relationship, Spears has repeat- 
edly said she would like children of her own. . . 
very soon. 

"I can see myself as a mom," Spears said. 
"Next year, at 23, 1 am so there." 

Although there has been speculation 
that Britney is pregnant, she denies it. Sort 
of. When asked if she was already expecting, 
Spears smiled coyly and said "not that I know 
of." Well, she never was one for feigning igno- 
rance, or innocence for that matter. 

Lately, the former teen queen's whole- 
some reputation has been marred by reports 
of partying, drinking, smoking, and well, too 
many trips to the alter. 

Her latest album sales have paled in com- 
parison to her prior releases, and she canceled 
her struggling "Onyx Tour" due to a "bum 
knee." (more like poor ticket sales.) Some 
die-hard fans have even launched a website 
protesting her engagement to Federline, who 
left his pregnant longtime girlfriend to be with 

However, Federline's ex, actress Shar 
Jackson, said the two are made for each other. 
"You both smoke, you both drink and you 
both cheated on significant others after three 

Looks like a match made in Hollywood 

jggg fficp® 

Brett Rowland 



Moriah Harris-Rodger 




Emily Gjellstad 


Moriah Harris-Rodger 

Rachel Pensack-Rinehart 

Iver Meldahl 



Alex Scoble 




Dr. Russell Stockard 

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September 29, 2004 

Football falls to Occidental 24-7 

By Ashley Benson 
Staff Writer 

The California Lutheran University's 
football team lost to Occidental on Saturday, 
Sept. 25, at Kingsmen Stadium. 

'*We looked good at times, but we still 
have things to work on, offensively and defen- 
sively," junior and defensive lineman Nick 
Noroian said. 

The Kingsmen were beat by the Tigers, _ 
24-7. Occidental was the first team to score, 
and by halftime, the Kingsmen were down 24- 
0. CLU was able to score in the last quarter of 
the game. 

With 2: 1 6 left in the last quarter, freshman 
quarterback Danny Jones led the dnve with 
completions of 19, 17, 9, 19 and 25 yards. He 
ended it with a 3-yard run into the end zone, 
allowing the Kingsmen to get on the board. 

Junior quarterback Jack Swisher had 
completed four of his ten passes for 2 1 yards, 
and threw one interception. Jones ended with 
1 l-for-25 for 156 yards. Senior wide receiver 

"We looked good at times, 
but we still have things to 
work on, offensively and 

Nick Noroian 

Peter Gunny and freshman runningback Louis 
Monlano both ended the game catching three 
passes for a total of 41 yards. 

Montano led the team in rushing, carrying 
the ball seven times for a total of 39 yards. 

"In the next three games, I think we 
will show our full potential. We are coming 
together as a team more and more each day, 
and that is going to help us win these next three 
games," junior punter Ryan Cecil said 

The Kingsmen's next three games are 
at home and they play Pomona-Pitzer on 
Saturday Oct. 2, at 1 p.m. 

Photo by Josie Fr; 

Prentice Reedy makes a tackle during Saturday's game against 

Sports Commentary Women's soccer 

beats Cornell 4-0 

By Ryan Zarlengo 
Staff Writer 

Some people get no respect. They run 
faster than the average person. They have 
more endurance than the whole football 
team, combined, and they go about their 
daily business without the fan fair of the 
more prestigious sports (football, basketball, 
baseball, etc). 

Heather Worden is one of those people. 
Only a week ago she set the fastest time at the 
Westmont Cross Country Invite by a CLU 
female. She ran five kilometers in merely 
1 9 minutes and 22 seconds. That was good 
enough for fourth place, which was just 12 
seconds behind the winner. 

While most students are either finishing 
afternoon classes or getting their daily intake 
of Snood on the computer, Worden is out run- 

ning miles. Yes, that is pluraL She runs more 
in a day than most students run in their col- 
lege careers. That includes football players. 
She would run circles around their defense. 

Heather Worden gets no respect. The 
cross country team as a whole gets no 

Well, I'm making sure they get respect 

Thanks for running miles daily while I 
sit around watching the ever-changing love 
triangles on daytime soaps. Thanks for hum- 
bly setting more records than William Hung 
will ever selL Thank you for simply running. 
The concept itself seems harder for college 
students to grasp than a communication 
major, like myself, taking organic chemistry. 

Heather Worden, I will cheer you on 
even if I do eat your dust as you run by. 

By Brian Embree 
Staff Writer 

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The California Lutheran University 
women's soccer team scored a big win but 
suffered two difficult losses in the last two 

The first loss came Sept. 1 3 against UC- 
Santa Cruz. Despite CLU dominating most 
of the game, Santa Cruz took the lead in the 
first half, after a clearing pass was inter- 
cepted deep in CLU territory. This ended 
the Regal 's pre-season play with a record of 
0-2-0, as they headed to Occidental to play 
their first SCIAC match of the year. They 
lost 3-0. 

"We were physically prepared but we 
weren't mentally," senior forward Aubrey 
Hutchison said "We just didn't connect 
together. This is a new team; we need some 
time to get used to new players' styles." 

The Regals have been working on a 
new formation scheme known as the 3-5-2, 
giving them 3 defenders, 5 mid-fielders and 
2 forwards. However, this formation didn't 
seem to be working in the first two games. 
The Regals made an adjustment to a more 
orthodox 4-4-2 formation and began to play 
more like a team. 

"The first system just wasn't working 
that day," Hutchison said. "We had a lot of 
chances, we just couldn't find the net." 

The team's first win in league play 
came last Thursday, as they shut out Cornell 
College from Mt Vernon, Iowa, 4-0. CLU 
had a total of 23 shots on goal in the first 
half, yet failed to score any goals until the 
second half. 

The first goal came from senior Danielle 
Erquiaga at 65:00. Senior Michelle Chandler 

"It was a really exciting 
game, a real defensive 

Aubreigh Hutchison 

topped her day with two goals, both assisted 
by sophomore Mae DesRosiers. 

Sophomore Dana Kagawa also added 
a goal late in the game to help nail down 
the win while freshman goalkeeper Allison 
Louie preserved the shutout. 

The Regals also battled out a 1-1 tie 
against Claremont Mudd-Scnpts Saturday 
in double overtime. Claremont struck first 
with a goal on the 20-minute mark. CLU 
came right back with a goal just a minute 
later by junior Denise French. 

"It was a really exciting game, a 
real defensive battle," senior Aubreigh 
Hutchison said. 

CLU had no trouble attacking the 
opposition racking up 1 5 shots on goal dur- 
ing the game. Goalkeeper Allison Louie, 
who played 1 10 minutes in goal, came out 
of this competition with four key saves. A bit 
of excitement occurred as the last seconds of 
the game ticked away. 

A breakaway by Claremont brought 
Louie out to make the challenge. The ball 
slipped by the goalkeeper, but was cleared 
by Hutchison before the deciding goal could 

The Regals will play Redlands today 
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Volleyball undefeated in SCIAC 

By Heather Worden 
Staff Writer 

The Regals volleyball team remains 
undefeated in SCIAC, but fell to Chapman 
last Saturday. 

On Tuesday, September 21, the Regals 
won their opening SCIAC match at home 
against Claremont-Mudd-Scripps. The Regals 
swept the Athenas 30-23, 30-26 and 30-25. 

"We have a really good team even though 
we haven't come out with our A game yet. 
Fans will be impressed when they see what 
we have," said junior setter Keely Smith. 

Against Claremont Mudd-Scripts, junior 
outside hitter Christie Barker led all play- 
ers with 17 kills and hit .500 for the match. 
Freshman setter, Bailey Surratt tallied 41 
assists. The Regals recorded 6 aces, 4 com- 
ing from graduate student Amanda Riser who 
also added 9 kills. 

At Whittier on Friday, the Regals lost the 
first game 27-30. but came back strong to win 
the next three, 30-19, 31-29, 30-12, and win 
the match to advance to 2-0 in SCIAC. 

"We still haven't played to our potential. 

There is a lot more of us to see," sophomore 
outside hitter Meredith Nelson said. 

Captain, and senior middle blocker Katie 
Schneider led the match with 1 8 kills, followed 
by Barker with 16. Nelson and Kiser each had 
9 kills and senior defensive specialist Brionna 
Morse had a match high 22 digs. Barker also 
set a school record with 7 solo block shots, 
which was set by Schneider with 6 earlier in 
the season. 

The Regals fell to non-conference oppo- 
nent. Chapman, Saturday night in a four-game 
match with game scores of 30-23, 18-30, 30- 
24, 30-27. 

"This game was more of a reality check 
for us. It was a good wake-up call to teach us 
to work harder and not to come down to other 
team's levels," Smith said. 

The Regals led in assists, digs and 
kills but only served up 2 aces compared to 
Chapman's 13. 

"We learned our lesson with Chapman," 
Barker said. "We need to go out to win every 

The Regals return to action Tuesday, 
Sept. 28 at home against Caltech. 

Men's water polo 
moving forward 

By Ty Mooney 
Staff Writer 

The California Lutheran University's 
men's water polo team played seven games 
on the road last weekend. The road trip start- 
ed Friday afternoon when the Kingsmen 
played Ventura College and lost 10-7. The 
team then ventured to Cal Poly San Luis 
Obispo to play Cal Poly where they lost 13- 
5. Fortunately, the rough start did not set the 
tone for the weekend. 

Saturday, the Kingsmen came ready 
to play at the CSU Maritime Tournament 
held in Vallejo, Calif. They won two of 
three games, beating UC Davis 21-16 and 
CSU Northridge 18-14. Sophomore, Jared 
Clark's six goals against Davis and four 
steals, along with freshmen, Cody Shirk's 
five goals, three assists, and five steals led 
the Kingsmen to their second win of the 

There was a similar story against 
CSU Northridge. Freshmen goalie Jordan 
Stephens made ten saves for the Kingsmen. 
Freshmen. Scott Bredesen racked up six 
goals and four steals, while Clark had 
another great performance adding five goals 
and three assists to lead the Kingsmen to the 
18-14 victory. 

The Kingsmen were unable to make it 
three in a row, and they lost to host school 
CSU Maritime 18-15 in their final game of 
the day. 

The game against CSU Maritime was a 
particularly hard fought battle. 

The Kingsmen played one man short 
the entire game, due to an ejection that 
took place in the first quarter because a 
Kingsman player elbowed an opposing 
player in the chin. 

"The Cal Maritime game was amazing. 
We played with a man down for three quar- 
ters; we lost by three. We showed we can 
succeed when the odds are stacked against 
us," junior captain John McAndrew said. 

Head Coach Craig Rond said the 
Kingsmen do not endorse the somewhat 

"A lot of guys really 
stepped it up. There 
were ups and downs, but 
it was a solid experience 
for the team." 

Jared Clark 

questionable style of play that gets players 
ejected, but he maintains that it does happen, 
and you have to learn to deal with it. 

Even though the Kingsmen ended 
up losing the game, they outscored CSU 
Maritime in the second half by two goals. 
According to Rond, they played their most 
intense defense all year. 

Sunday, the Kingsmen lost to UC 
Santa Cruz 13-5 and to UC San Diego 18- 
5. Bredesen claims UC San Diego was the 
toughest competition the Kingsmen have 
faced thus far. 

"They are top 10 in the nation, and 
they are all bigger, stronger, faster, and more 
powerful than us," Bredesen said. 

The Kingsmen ended the weekend 2-5, 
bringing their overall record to 3-10. 

"The trip was more than just about wins 
and losses," Coach Rond said. 

"This trip taught us the value of team- 
mates, and that part of road trips are to bond 
and grow up," Clark agreed with Rond. 

"A lot of guys really stepped it up. 
There were ups and downs, but it was a solid 
experience for the team," said Clark. 

The tournaments took a toll on the 
Kingsmen, who were quite fatigued by 

"It was grueling, but the team learned 
to deal with adversity. The number of 
games, along with the miles traveled will 
help us toughen up for conference play," 
Rond said. 

Conference play begins next weekend 
as the Kingsmen play Occidental in the 
Caltech Classic tournament on Saturday, 
Oct 2. 

Photo by Echo start' photographer 

Amanda Kiser makes a kill during the Claremont game last week. 

Men's soccer beats 
Claremont 2-1 

By Ryan Felix 
Staff Writer 

Kingsmen soccer started off on an early 
winning streak ending the weekend with a 
dramatic comeback win 2-1, over league 
rival Claremont Mudd-Scripts in the final 
minutes of the game. 

~With a new and improved team, and 
their first big win of the season under their 
belts, the league title looks promising for the 

Last Tuesday , the team was victori- 
ous 6-0 in their trip to Cal tech. Senior 
mid-fielder Kevin Stone and freshman mif- 
fielder Pedro Gonzalez each stored twice 
for the Kingsmen. Senior mid-fielder Cam 
Robinson and freshman forward Ricky 
Getchell adding goals for the Kingsmen to 
bring the score to 60. 

It was another impressive performance 
by junior goalie Jaime LaveUe who added 
another shutout to his record, and fresh- 
men goalie Chris Thompson, who held the 
Beavers from scoring in the second half. 

Though the team is well rounded this 
year, winning the league title will not be an 
easy task. The Kingsmen's first big test was 
at Claremont on Saturday. 

"This was the game that would make 
or break our season early. We really needed 
this win. It was time to put everything we 

had out on the field," junior forward Mark 
Tevis said after the win against Claremont 

The Stags put the Kingsmen in a 1-0 
hole early in the game, which set the scene 
for the season defining comeback in the 
second half. Getchell tied the game up to 
1-1 unhl the very end. It was toss up until 
senior forward Todd Norman got a perfect 
bounce pass in front of his defenders, setting 
him up for a one on one showdown with the 
goalie in which Norman was able to capital- 
ize, and put the game in the hands of the 
Kingsmen and they kept it that way until the 
final whistle. 

"It felt pretty good as it all happened. It 
was kind of like slow motion; everythingjust 
seemed right I was in perfect position to the 
offense against my defender and when 1 got 
that pass over his head and I could tell it was 
a goal. I knew we won the game," Nonnan 
said after making the game-winning goal. 

"For out team it was a great win because 
it has been such a struggle trying to get back 
on top. I feel this was our first big step in 
the right direction of that goal, and the first 
time since I have been at this school that we 
have beaten Claremont" senior captain Greg 
Allen said. 

The Kingsmen's next game is on Sept 
29 at 4:00 pm. They will host league rival 


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California Lutheran University 


Volume 46 No. 4 

60 West Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 

October 6, 2004 


Water polo takes third in 

See story page 7 


Students form new human rights group on campus. 

See story page 4 


Senate considers making more 
improvements to CLU. 

See story page 3 

Students help 
with Special 

By Suzie Roslund 
Staff Writer 

The Community Service Center 
coordinated volunteers to go to the Special 
Olympics this past Saturday, Oct 2, at 
Buena Lanes in Ventura. 

Sign-ups for the event were at the 
Student Union Building and all California 
Lutheran University students were wel- 
come to help with the event 

At 8 am., CLU volunteers met in the 
SUB and carpooled to the bowling alley, 
Students were assigned to various tasks 
like keeping score, cheering on the teams, 
sorting ribbons and serving lunch. 

"1 assisted with coaching, and 1 made 
sure the learns were going in order," soph- 
omore Chris, Howard saud. "It was great 
working with the disabled people because 
they were so excited. The best part was 
having strangers come and talk to me." 

Howard, a member of the CLU 
Knights lacrosse team, was joined by three 
of his teammates at the event 

"The lacrosse team decided to do 
this community service event because on 
the team, we try to promote an attitude of 
having fun and trying hard, and nowhere is 
that more apparent than with the kids in the 
Special Olympics," senior Chris Brumble 

"It was a fun, active event, and the best 
part of the day by far was watching the kids 
be happy just to be a part of the competition 
and have a great time bowling." 

This was the first Special Olympics 
experience for many volunteers, like 
Brumble and Howard They had never 
attended a Special Olympics event before 
but were both impressed with the attitudes 
and abilities of the participants. 

"It was great to see the participants 
outlook on the friendly competition and 
support for each other," Brumble said 

Volunteers were also able to help pre- 
pare and serve lunches for the participants 
as well as sort the award ribbons. 

"The best part of the day was prepar- 
ing the lunches for the kids, which were 
Burger King burgers, chips and fruit," 
freshman Kimberly Bell said, also a first 
time attendee. 

The event was a success for the 
Community Service Center, and they plan 
on helping with other Special Olympics 
events in the future. 

"Everyone had a good time, and 1 
think they really appreciated us coming 
out," Jenn Main from the Community 
Service Center said. "Rachel Pensack- 
Rinehart and I are going to coordinate 
helping out with their track and field and/or 
swimming tournament in the spring." 

North campus causes worry 

By Cassandra Wolf 
Senior Staff Writer 

At least two sources report that the 
California Lutheran University's North Campus 
project will not cause significant damage to the 
nearby habitat for state and federally threatened 
or endangered plant and animal species. 

"Some birds that migrate might utilize it" 
Greg Smith, senior environmental planner for 
the city said, "but they're not residents there." 

According to Smith, the name "ripar- 
ian" means the type of vegetation that grows 
in the area such as Cottonwood, willow and 
sycamore trees, including rushes, wetlands 
and semi-aquatic plants. Olsen Creek, another 
name for the riparian corridor, flows into the 
North Fork of the Arroyo Conejo Creek. 

"The streams are important because they 
are biologically diverse, and they provide 
important resources for wildlife, and they pro- 
vide important nesting sites for birds," Smith 
said They provide cover for wildlife, and they 
facilitate the movement for wildlife between 
adjoining open areas. 

He also said that the university was very 
cooperative in preserving the corridor, since 
it found preserving the area less expensive in 
some ways. 

"We worked with Fish and Game and 
the Ventura County Watershed Resources 
Protection District to preserve those resources, 
wherever it's feasible, instead of channelizing 
them" Smith said "We want to try to integrate 
these stream channels into the project. In the 
past there weren't state and federal regulations 
to preserve those resources, so they were chan- 
nelized often times." 

Channelizing means turning riparian cor- 
ridors into concrete lines. 

City Permits and Conservation 

Community Development Director John 
Prescott said that there are two levels of city 
permits. One is developmental, which grants 
permission to build on the land at issue. The 
other, the building permit follows the devel- 
opmental permit and is automatic when the 
city's standards are met The city looks for 
the following prior to issuing the first permit: 
conformance with city ordinances and policies 
relating to land development (landscaping, 
design, access points and adequate utilities, 
among others) and any other physical aspect 
of the project. 

According to Prescott the city's general 
plan includes a conservation element which is 
the source of the city's environmental policies. 
Two environmental plannere visit the site of a 
proposed project and prepare what becomes 
part of the Environmental Impact Report. An 
EIR contains the guidelines of the California 
Environmental Quality Act for proposed con- 
struction projects, comments and responses to 
those commetns from the public and organiza- 
tions concerned with the project A specific 
consultant is hired to report on an area for larger 
projects or a smaller project with endangered 

"When a project application is filed," 
Prescott said, they (the planners) go to the site 
and prepare what would be an EIR. They look 
at the site and write a scope of work for the 

Prescott said that the city encourages 
conservation of nparian and considers them 

"We brought down two 
garbage bags full of 
trash. It's the equivalent 
to dumping trash in your 
front yard." 

Barbara Collins 
biology professor 

as threatened or endangered species and 
works regulatory agencies to prevent approval 
discrepancies. 'No matter what the city says, 
the developer has to comply with state and 
federal agencies," Prescott said. "We consult 
with those agencies to avoid future conflicts of 
approval. We always try to work with the appli- 
cant to make sure that the project complies with 
the city ordinances prior to the hearing before 
the Planning Commission." 

Public Hearing 

Prescott also said that the city is pretty 
stringent about its regulations and that some 
applicants request waivers for certain stan- 

"It might impact the design or the size of 
the project" Prescott said. "They're looking 
from an economicst and point and the benefits 
they can get from the project" 

Prescott said that everyone owning prop- 
erty within 500 feet of a planned project site is 
informed of the hearing at least two weeks in 
advance. Notices are published in newspapers, 
and signs are posted on the site. 

The commissioner opens the hearings and 
the planning staff gives vernal testimony and 
answers questions regarding the project fol- 
lowed by testimony from the applicant and the 
applicant's consultants. 

Anybody else attending the meeting can 
tell the commissioner his or her concerns or 
what he or she wants from the project after- 
ward Then the commissioner goes back to the 
staff for answers to new questions or concerns 
before closing the hearing so the Planning 
Commission can deliberate the application. 
Finally a motion is made and passed to accept 
or deny the application and those who oppose 
the decision must appeal to the City Council 
within 20 days. 

CLU's Construction Impact 

The report lists and evaluates the environ- 

mental effects of a project relating to landforms 
and topography, view shed protection, biologi- 
cal resources, traffic circulation and water qual- 
ity. It also describes the project and discusses 
cultural resources, fire and police services and 
other public service and utilities. According to 
the introduction of the final EIR draft for this 
article, the city prepared the final draft for the 
California Lutheran University Campus Master 
Plan and before approving it, certifying that the 
final report was completed incompliance with 
CEQA, and that the decision-making body 
that approved the final draft reviewed and 
considered the infoimation before making its 

A letteT in the final EIR from Ventura Fish 
and Wildlife Field Supervisor Diane K. Noda 
to Smith stated that the EIR for the master plan 
generally fulfilled the "request for carefully 
establishing the existing biological conditions 
and that descriptions of the site's biological 
resources are thorough." 

Some of the concerns addressed in the 
letter are: animals that eat the non-native grass- 
land in place of the native grassland will lose 
their food source. The project will isolate npar- 
ian habitats from adjacent uplands, save for a 
50-foot buffer around both streams, there by 
inhibiting access for many species. However 
human behavior in the area is impossible to 
folly mitigate. 

Noda stated in her letter that replacing the 
coastal sage scrub on a 1:1 basis requires the 
removal of other habitats, unless a disturbed 
adjacent area is available. 

According to the final EIR, coastal sage 
scrub is one of the eight plant communities 
affected by the project It is characterized by 
black sage (Salviamellifera), California sage 
(Artemisia califomica), California buckwheat 
(Opuntia prolifera) and cholla. (Eriogonumfa 

Human Impact 

The effects of human behavior in one of 
the planning areas of the site containing coastal 
sage scrub consist of traffic, dumping trash and 
mowing for weeds and fire control. Dr. Barbara 
Collins, professor of biology, cited one example 
of trash dumping on Mount Clef — one of the 
uplands cited in the report as home to coastal 
sage scrub. 

"It was really disturbing when we were 
up in the hill," Collins said. "We brought down 
two garbage bags full of trash. It doesn't speak 
well for our school. It's equivalent to dumping 
trash in your front yard." 


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October 6, 2004 

What's going on at Cal Lutheran this week? 


October 6 

Multicultural Trivia Contest 

All day 

University Chapel 

10:10 a.m. 

Rotaract Meeting 

Nygreen 2 
8 p.m. 

Common Ground 

Chapel Narthex 
9:11 p.m. 


October 7 

Multicultural Trivia Contest 

AH day 

Church Council Meeting 
9 p.m. 


October 8 

Fall Holiday- No classes 

Multicultural Trivia Contest 

All day 

Synod Youth Gathering 

Campus Ministries: Habitat for Hu- 
manity Mission Trip 

Intramural Recreation Trip 


Volleyball vs. Pomona-Pltzer Colleges 

7:30 p.m. 


October 9 

Campus Ministries: Habitat for Hu- 
manity Mission Trip 

Synod Youth Gathering 

Intramural Recreation Trip 


Rotaract: Cerebral Palsy Home Visit 

9 a.m. 

Men 's Soccer vs. Whittier College 

Soccer Field 
1 1 a.m. 

Women s Soccer vs. Whittier College 

Soccer Field 
2 p.m. 

Football vs. Menlo College 

Mt. Clef Stadium 
1 p.m. 


October 11 


October 10 

Campus Ministries- Habitat for Hu- 
manity Mission Trip 

Synod Youth Gathering 

Men 's Soccer vs. University of Calif, Hayward 
Soccer Field 
1 p.m. 

Lord of Life Worship Service 

6:15 p.m. 

Intramural Volleyball 

9 p.m. 

Homecoming Week: Milkshakes at lunch 


GSA: National Coming Out Day 

All day 

RAJ Roommate Breakfast 

Nelson Room 
10 a.m. 

ASCLU-G Senate Meeting 

Nygreen 2 

ASCLU-G Programs Board Meeting 

Nygreen 2 
7 p.m. 


October 12 

Homecoming Coronation 

8 p.m. 

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Campus i mprovements top Senate list 

By Megan Jeffery 
Staff writer 

Senate is considering some serious cam- 
pus improvements that will lake place this 

During the senate meeting on Monday, 
Sept. 27, the Senate split into committees to 
discuss some potential projects. 

The Campus Life Committee hopes to 
improve the University's relationship with the 
Thousand Oaks Police Department. 

Also, they are considering an e-mail 
account that will allow students to contact the 
Senate directly to voice questions or concerns. 

The Academics Committee will take 
inventory of the sitting lounges in some campus 
buildings to see how they could be improved. 
They also hope to make the Learning Alcove, 
located in the comer of Kingsmen Park near 
the Centrum, usable for classes. 

"We want to more accessible and 
user friendly and encourage professors to use 
it," said Marissa Tsaniff. 

Tsaniff also told the Senate that improve- 
ments have already- been made in the library, 
such as the new lights above the computers. 
The library will also be purchasing new study 

The Outdoor Improvement Committee 

Park, the Kingsmen Park bridges and the rose 
gardens. A smoking bench for the Old West 
buildings is also being considered. 

The Indoor Committee's biggest project 
right now is a resolution to renovate a New 
West Hall. This resolution was discussed, but 
will be formally voted on at its next meeting. 

"There is a strong possibility that West or 
South will be worked on because they need the 
most work," said Carly Coker. 

Some of the renovations being considered 
are an internal stairwell and a central entrance, 
which may mean knocking out some of the 
upstairs suites or lounges. 

Adviser Mike Fuller added, "They have 

space will be lost because that is a concern." 

Fuller also addressed the Internet prob- 
lems that many students have experienced 

"Some are hall issues and some are indi- 
vidual issues," Fuller said. "There is an on-call 
person at ISS on the weekend, so call if you 
have problems." 

Senate also approved the College 
Republicans as a club for the 2004-2005 
school year. 

Two other bills, which allocated money 
for Senate's community building and office 
supplies, were also approved. 

is interested in working on the path to Buth an architect looking into how much student 

Programs Board discuss Homecoming 

By Megan Jeffery 
Staff writer 

Homecoming Week was the big buzz of 
this week's Programs Board meeting. The 
beach-themed week, which will take place 
Oct. 11 to 16, will kick off on Monday with 
milkshakes in special Homecoming cups at the 
cafeteria on during lunch. 

Play for Pay and Midnight Breakfast 
will take place together on Wednesday night. 
Signups for Play for Pay will be available in 
the SUB soon. Midnight Madness will be on 
Thursday at 1 1 p.m. in the gym. 

"This year's Midnight Madness will be 
very similar to what it has been in the past," 
said Robby Larson. "There will be T-shirts 
again. It'll be good and there will be some 

The carnival on Friday night will also be 
similar to what it has been in the past. There 
will be game booths run by ASCLU and snack 
and drink booths as well. 

As for the Homecoming dance, things are 
gradually falling into place. 

"The DJ is booked and ready. It's all 
planned," said Eliz Baesler. 

The dance will be on Saturday, Oct. 16, 

CLU sponsors "Ambassadors for 
a Peaceful Multicultural World" 

By Elodie Khavarani 
Press Release 

This summer, 16 CLU students 
prepared for participation in a program 
called "Ambassadors for a Peaceful 
Multicultural World." 

This program is made possible by 
the Irvine Campus Diversity Grant and 
The Anti-Defamation League's "A World 
of Difference Institute". 

The Anti-Defamation League is 
one of the nation's premier civil rights 
and human relations agencies aiming to 
increase cultural sensitivity and under- 
standing of all diverse groups of people. 

hi a three-day intensive 'Train the 
trainer" workshop, the 16 students dis- 
cussed diversity, biases, issues related 

to discrimination, and they explored the 
idea of culture. 

They learned effective ways to raise 
awareness and build appreciation for 
diversity through facilitating respectful 
and safe dialogues. 

Presendy, they are raising difficult 
issues surrounding diversity in campus 
workshops hoping to enhance CLU's 
environment and to create a true campus 
of difference. Workshops will be held in 
residence halls and freshman seminars. 

If you are interested in scheduling 
a workshop for your class or group, 
or if you would like to be a workshop 
participant, please contact Juanita Pryor- 
HalL director of the Multicultural and 
International Programs Office at exL 

Third-annual "Grub and Rub" a success 

By Amy Puntar 
Staff Writer 

Tense shoulders were smoothed, bellies 
were filled, and coffee was flowing at the 
third annual "Grub and Rub" at Thursday 
night's NEED. Over 100 students attended 
the event throughout the night, taking 
advantage of the free food and complimen- 
tary massages. 

Students feasted on an assortment 
of foods including fondue, available in 
chocolate and caramel sauces, with apples, 
pretzels, marshmallows, bananas and other 
fruits to dip. A variety of muffins, crackers 
and spinach dip completed the food selec- 

Friendly card games were scattered 
around at various tables and laid-back con- 
versation permeated the room. Candles were 
set up on many of the tables, lights were 

turned down low, and soft classical music 
filled the air, creating a calm and relaxing 

In one of the comers was a massage 
table where students got in line for a mas- 
sage from one of the two masseurs on hand, 
Robert and Philip, from the Thousand Oaks 
Healing Arts Institute. 

Jason Johansen, a sophomore, was one 
of the many attendees who said they really 
enjoyed the experience. 

Senior Courtney Parks, who did most 
of the planning for the event, was excited 
about the large turnout 

"People seem to like that they get the 
chance to come and eat and get a massage if 
they choose," said Parks. 

Amanda Ochoa spent the evening play- 
ing cards with some of her friends. "It's my 
favorite NEED," she said. "So far it's the 
best one." 

Don't miss out on Club Lu 
every Friday night at 9 p.m.! 

at Joe's Crab Shack in Ventura. Tickets are 
on sale for $20 in the SUB. Those unable to 
purchase tickets beforehand can find tickets at 
the door for $30. 

After a lengthy discussion, Programs 
Board members agreed on a dress code that 
could be considered classy, but still appropri- 
ate for the beach-themed dance. 

Announcements were also made regard- 
ing other upcoming campus events. Robby 
Larson encouraged interest and excitement 
for the North Campus Groundbreaking, 
which will take place after the Founder's Day 
Convocation on Friday, Oct. 22. 

"People have been waiting for this for 45 
years, so it's pretty significant that you're here, 
and you are a part of it," said Larson. 

Larson also informed Board members of a 
new program that is being started called "CLU 
Days and Night," where the school will take 
over a different restaurant for a day. 

Students are encouraged to go out to these 
restaurants to experience the CLU atmosphere 
outside of campus. The first event will be held 
at Stuft Pizza on Tuesday, Oct. 5. CLU will 
receive 15 percent of the profits which will be 
put toward campaign rundraising. The next 
event will be held at Baja Fresh. 

CSC encourages students to 

By Dana Wolf 
Staff Writer 

Students who participated in Adopt- 
A-Grandparent day engaged in intrigu- 
ing conversation with nursing home 

This past Thursday. Sept. 30, sev- 
eral students went to the Thousand 
Oaks Health Care Center for Adopt- 
A-Grandparent Day. Organized by the 
Community Service Center, this program 
encourages students to visit and interact 
with the residents of the health care cen- 

The Community Service Center is 
responsible for all of the CLU Service 
Days. It also organizes other programs 
including Service by Major, Operation 
Christmas Child, Random Acts of 
Kindness Week and mission trips. 

Rachel Pensack-Rinehart, one of the 
organizers for the event, says that Adopt- 
A-Grandparent Day is meant to show 
people how easy it is to volunteer and to 
"build community with college students 
and the elderly." She also added that it is 
important for everyone to do service. 

The Thousand Oaks Health Care 

Center is located on the comer of Mount 
Clef Road and Avenida de los Arboles. 

Pensack-Rinehart also thinks that it 
is important to attend community ser ice 
programs because "it's belter than watch- 
ing TV. and it is fun!" 

The Adopt-A-Grandparent Day fes- 
tivities started in the SUB at 3 p.m. The 
group met and went to the health care 
center where it met with the activities 
organizer. The group then dispersed and 
visited with different residents. Some 
volunteers listened to their stories, while 
some chatted with the residents and some 
gave the residents manicures. One resi- 
dent, Janet Wirth said she loves it when 
students come to visit. 

Volunteering is an important part of 
life. One important aspect of volunteer- 
ing is "making that initial commitment 
and doing it," Pensack-Rinehart said. 

While some people may be intimi- 
dated to work with elderly people, it is 
easy to get over once the visiting begins. 
"It can be kind of intimidating at first, but 
it's so fulfilling," volunteer Alissa Heim 
said. "I think that I get just as much from 
them as they do from me. It's really ful- 
filling to work with elderly people." 

New American Scandinavian Foundation 
series explores Icela ndic heritage Oct. 8 

By Anita Londgren in analyzing the early Norse settlement 

Press Release of Iceland that began about 874 A.D. He 

discovered sites such as the longhouse 

of Eric the Red, father of Leif Ericcson. 
who sailed to America about 1 000 A.D. 
The event is part of an ongoing 
series by the American Scandinavian 
Foundation of Thousand Oaks. It is 
co-sponsored by California Lutheran 
University's departments of Biology, 
Geology and History. 

Refreshments as well as admission 
are free. For more information, call ASF 
Vice President Anita Londgren at (805) 

Iceland's Norse heritage will be 
explored in a free presentation by arche- 
ologist Dr. John Steinberg on Friday, 
Oct. 8, at 7:30 p.m. in the Nelson 

Steinberg, from the Cotsen Institute 
of Archaeology at UCLA, has led expe- 
ditions to study the settlement patterns 
of Northern Iceland. 

His research combines anthropolog- 
ical archaeology with history, literature, 
environmental science and geophysics 

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October 6, 2004 

CLU launches Human Rights Club 

By Ashley Fleming & Brett Rowland 
Staff Writers 

The Human Rights Club is one three new 
clubs on campus this semester. The club is 
open to all students and meets Wednesdays at 
5:30 p.m. in the Student Union Building. 

Senior and sociology major John 
Cummings is the president of the club and was 
also the founder. Cummings did a presentation 
on fair trade coffee last spring, which led to 
him form a committee, which he men decided 
to expand and eventually created the Human 
Rights Club. 

"The main goal of the club is to transform 
CLU to be a more globally aware and compas- 
sionate community. We want to motivate and 
mobilize students to create social change." 
Cummings said. 

Sophomore and political science major, 
John Bessay is a member of the Human 
Rights Club and was also on the committee 

for fair trade coffee with Cummings. Bessay 
is in charge of the "Moment of Humanity" at 
the club meetings, which is a moment to look 
at a current human rights issue. 

"It is important that we recognize that 
everybody has human rights," Bessay said. 
"[We must] all do our part to help those being 
denied their human rights." 

Currently the club is planning events for 
the upcoming Human Rights Week, which is 
Oct. 17 to 24. The week's events include a 
documentary on Mexican boarders and immi- 
gration, a discussion on current human rights 
issues led by assistant professor Jose Marchal. 
a fair trade sale, a women's rights speaker who 
was wrongly imprisoned for seven years, and 
a "Hike for Hunger." 

The "Hike for Hunger" is a fundrais- 
ing event to collect money for Bread for the 
World, a Christian citizens movement dedi- 
cated to bringing justice to the world's hungry 
citizens. Students will collect sponsors and 

donations prior to walk. The walk itself will 
be on Oct. 23, during Human Rights Week, at 
1 p.m. The walk will take place at Wildwood 
Park and students will walk down the trail to 
the waterfall where a short meeting will be 

Kelley Tiller organized the event in 
order to collect money and raise awareness 
about world hunger. Interested students 
can e-mail Tiller for more information at 

Cummings is working with members of 
the club to finalize plans for a trip to Nicaragua 
in January to visit a fair trade farm and learn 
more about poverty in third world countries. 

"The trip will be a combination of service 
work and learning," Cummings said. 

The trip will be part of a Global Exchange 
program and participating students will learn 
about sweatshop labor and government rela- 
tions in addition to many other human rights 
related topics. 


Rights Week 

October I8th-22nd 

Monday — 

Hunger Awareness 

All Day 

Tuesday — 

Iraq.. .Just or Unjust? 

7 p.m. 


Wednesday — 

'Equal Justice for None' 

7 p.m. 

Speaker Gloria Killian 

* on women's imprisonment 

Thursday — 

FairTrade Fair (10-2) 

7 p.m. 

Human Rights Documentary 

Mexican Border Immigration 

Saturday — 

Hike For Hunger 

1 p.m. 

"Ladder 49" burns bright at the box-office 

By Tessa Carletta 
Staff Writer 

What kind of life does one lead when they 
have devoted themselves to saving the lives of 
others? How do you face 1,000-degree flames 
just for the pure hope of finding someone and 
getting him or her, and yourself, out alive? 
What kind of effect does facing these dangers 
have on those who love you? And, finally, is it 
all worth it? 

These are the questions that Lewis 
Colick. writer of "Ladder 49". hopes to pose 
in your mind and give you the tools to come 
up with an answer for yourselves. 

"Ladder 49" is a movie diat hopes to 
touch the hearts of moviegoers, while at the 
same time, portraying tire fighting in the most 
realistic fashion possible. In order to achieve 
that, director Jay Russell ("Tuck Everlasting"), 

had all of his cast members join him in a 
month long fire-fighter training camp, as well 
as using only authentic fire in the movie when- 
ever possible. 

What's great about this 
movie is the natural pro- 
gression and character 
development that the audi- 
ence gets to see the char- 
acters going through. 

"Ladder 49" is what I like to call a "flash- 
back movie." It starts out in the present with 
Jack Morrison (Joaquin Phoenix) wounded. 

and trapped inside a burning building after 
getting another man to safety. While Monison 
is lying amongst the rubble. Captain Mike 
Kennedy (John Travolta) is desperately trying 
to organize the rest of his men to find him. 

Meanwhile, Morrison is having flash- 
backs of his life as a fire fighter. He goes back 
in time to the day he first stepped foot at the 
Baltimore firehouse that would serve as his 
headquarters for the next eleven years, where 
at that point he is just considered a rookie to 
the rest of the members. Jack proceeds to 
take us through those last eleven years as he 
meets his wife, marries her, has children, and 
deals with the death and injury that cannot be 
avoided in his line of work. 

What's great about this movie is the natu- 
ral progression and character development that 
the audience gets to see the characters going 
through. It is usually a very difficult task for 

a scripts timeline to span over a decade and 
keep all of the same actors for their characters 
throughout the movie. 

Joaquin Phoenix is excellent in this movie 
and portrays the rookie fireman with almost an 
impressionable truth. John Travolta is definite- 
ly showing audiences that he can come back 
from some recent bombs ("The Punisher," 
"Basic," "Domestic Disturbance") and be that 
great actor that we all remember he can be. 

However, my favorite supporting cast 
member would have to be the fire itself. The 
pyrotechnics were excellently placed through- 
out the film, being careful not too overdue it 
or look cheesy. Too often special effects artists 
get a little fire-happy and you can't help but 
laugh at the fake looking or even ill-placed 
fires ("The Transporter" anyone ). 

Oh, and did 1 mention Joaquin Phoenix 
was in the movie — need I say more? 

Dancers team up with Borderline Bar and Grill 

By Iver Meldahl 
Opinion Editor 

Students have a new place to party thanks 
to the collaboration of the dance team and 
Borderline Bar and Grill. 

The Thousand Oaks restaurant and 
nightclub will be working with the dancers to 
help them raise money to compete in Daytona 
Beach, Fla„ in April. 

The arrangement started when junior and 
team captain Kaytie St. Pierre approached 
Borderline, among oilier local merchants, as 
potential sponsors. 

"Since I've been on the team, we've 
been talking about going to a competition," St. 
Pierre said. "We went out to the community to 
see if they would help us cover our costs." 

The popular weekend destination was 
eager to accommodate the dance team. 

"The [Borderline owners) were happy 

to work with us," St. Pierre said. "We have 
to earn all of the money by December. We've 
never done anything like this before, we 
decided to do whatever it takes." 

Wednesday nights from 9:30 p.m. to 1 
a.m. will be staffed by dance team members, 
and numerous drink and food specials are 
intended to attract students and raise money 
for the team. 

"We get a portion of the cover when- 
ever somebody shows their CLU ID card," St. 

Pierre said. Cover on Wednesday nights will 
be reduced to $5 with school ID and $7 with- 
out, in addition to dollar drinks and wells. 

"We get to pick the music and beer and 
drink specials," Kristen Angarano, another 
junior on the dance team, said. "We had two 
meetings to get all the details in order." 

The first night at Borderline is scheduled 
for Wednesday, Oct. 6. 

There is a Halloween party planned for 
Oct. 27. 

Campus Quotes and photographs were compiled by Jillian Currall. 

If you could live the life of any celebrity, who would it be? 

Kirsten Mohr, Psychology, 2005 

"I'd be Jennifer Aniston so / could be mar- 
ried to Brad Pitt" 

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Sean McDermott, Business, 2005 

"I'd be Robin Williams because it takes 
talent to make people laugh" 

HUNG Lift 

Keely Smith, Liberal Arts, 2005 

Kyle Schantz, Undeclared, 2006 

"I'd be Jessica Simpson because / could go "/y be Hugh Hefner. Need I soy more?" 

on crazy shopping sprees." 

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Props. 68 and 70 equally problematic 

By Brett Rowland 
Editor in Chief 

California voters will be inundated with a 
barrage of confusing advertisements both for 
and against Propositions 68 and 70 before the 
Nov. 2 general election. It is not enough for 
voters to know that both of these propositions 
deal with the expansion of Indian gaming. 
Both propositions have a lot in common, and 
both are self-serving. 

Proposition 68 is a crafty piece of legis- 
lation designed to create a backdoor for card 
clubs and racetracks to cash in on the lucra- 
tive California gambling monopoly held by 
California Indians. 

The proposition would authorize the 
governor to negotiate tribal compacts with 
Indian gaming interests requiring that they pay 
25 percent of gaming revenue to the state. In 
addition to taking 25 cents of every dollar they 
earn, the proposition would force California 
Indian tribes that operate casinos to comply 
with a number of state laws and accept state 
court jurisdiction. 

In many ways, California Indian tribes 
would lose a number of benefits they gained 
with the passage of Proposition 1A in 2000, 
which forced the state government to recog- 
nize Indian tribes as sovereign nations. 

The state laws the Indian tribes would 
have to comply with are reasonable. For 
example, casino operators would be forced to 
comply with various environmental laws from 

the revenue from 30.000 new slot machines. 
Racetrack and card club owners are doing 
more than just hoping; they have already col- 
lected $20 million to finance the proposition's 
campaign. The owners are taking a bit of a 
gamble, but they know that $20 million is a 
small price to pay for the right to operate all 
those new slot machines in their facilities. 

In the end, proposition 68 proves to be 
incredibly self-serving. It will hurt the Indian 
casinos and benefit only its sponsors — race- 
track and card club owners. 

Both Propositions 68 and 70 are perfect 
examples of the initiative process in California 
run amok. Proposition 70 is Indian gaming 
interests' response to Proposition 68. It is just 
as self-serving and probably more detrimental 
to the state of California. Major funding for 

Proposition 68 is 
legislative blackmail and 
Proposition 70 is legisla- 
tive anarchy. Both propo- 
sitions only benefit their 
respective sponsors. 

the proposition comes from Agua Caliente, 
one the wealthiest gambling tribes, and not 
surprisingly, the major benefits of the proposi- 
tion will go to Agua Caliente. 

The proposition would make all current 
Indian gaming restrictions non-existent. Indian 
tribes would be able to build as many casinos 
as they wanted on their land (they are currently 
limited to two casinos per tribe). They would 
be unrestricted in the amount of slot machines 
they could own and operate. And they would 
be further unrestricted in the types of gaming 
they could conduct - this would make it legal 

for the tribes to offer currently illegal games, 
such as roulette, to their patrons. Just like the 
card club and racetrack owners, the Indian 
casino owners have worked in some blatantly 
self-serving terms to their proposition. 

Unlike corporations, Indian casinos 
would be exempt form the auditing measures 
that keep corporations honest and make sure 
they pay the correct amount in taxes. This type 
of unregulated business leads to Enron-like 

Terms of the proposition would not allow 
non-Indian neighbors and local governments 
to control the expansion of casinos on Indian 
land. The neighboring towns and local govern- 
ments would be forced to deal with the envi- 
ronmental and social impact of larger casinos 
without any alleviation from the tribes. 

Accoi'ding the National Indian Gaming 
Association's press kit, today "gaming has 
replaced the buffalo as the mechanism used by 
American Indian people for survival." While 
this may be the case, it shouldn't negatively 
impact surrounding towns and local govern- 

Commerce on this scale should be 
regulated in manner that allows the Indians to 
operate the casinos, which they depend on for 
survival, and simultaneously positively impact 
all other Califomians. 1 am sympathetic to the 
Indians, but not sympathetic enough to vote 
for proposition 70. 

Proposition 68 is legislative blackmail 
and Proposition 70 is legislative anarchy. 
Both propositions only benefit their respective 
sponsors, and neither are reccomendable by 
tin's newspaper. 

To support these propositions would be to 
allow big corporations to control the voter ini- 
tiative process in California - a process which 
was created by the people for the people - not 
for big corporations to fatten their own pockets 
at the expense of the voters. 

which they are now exempt. 

Now here is the crafty part; If the com- 
pacted tribes do not unanimously agree to 
the terms of Proposition 68 within 90 days 
of its passage, or if the initiative was found 
to be unlawful, five existing racetracks and 
1 1 existing card clubs would be automatically 
authorized to operate up to 30,000 new slot 
machines. It is unlikely that all of the 64 tribal 
governments would agree to the terms of the 
proposition and it is very likely that the initia- 
tive will be found unlawful. 

The sponsors of tliis proposition (race- 
track and card club owners) clearly understand 
that either the proposition will be found unlaw- 
ful or that not all tribal governments will agree 
in time. In fact, the propositions* sponsors are 
hoping that one or both of these tilings hap- 
pen so that they can fatten their pockets with 

Letter to the Editor 

In response to the "Campus not com- sidewalks and adding accessible bathrooms 
pletely accessible to disabled" article (9/29/ in multiple residence hall bathrooms. 
04), please note that CLU was built over 40 Finally, for clarification, the northern 
years ago, of which the majority of the time door at the Education and Technology 
there were no disabled access requirements, building displays the disabled access sticker 
Moreover, satisfying accessibility require- because it meets the code stipulated require- 
ments can be extremely expensive or even ments for entrance door size, accessible 
impossibleinfacilitiesconstructedpreviousto pathway and door pull weight. An auto- 
the implementation of current building codes, mated entry is not necessary for a door to 

Despite those challenges, over the past be considered accessible. Also, the southern 
five years CLU has made good progress entrance of the Education and Technology 
toward upgrading facilities, and we will con- does have an automated entry door, 
tinue to do so in the future. Over the last four 
years, some examples of this progress are Ryan Van Ommeren 
adding numerous auto-entry doors, replacing Director, Facilities 
thousands of square footage of non-complant Operations and Planning 

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October 6, 2004 

Kerry b ests Bush in first debate 

By Brandee J. Tec 
Editor in Chief 

Afler a solid performance al Tuesday 
night's presidential debate. Democratic nomi- 
nee John Kern gained strong momentum 
from polls showing he defeated George W. 
Bush in the 90-minute televised event. 

According to a CNN'Gallup poll taken 
immediately after the debate, Kerry defeated 
Bush with a 46 percent to 37 percent win. 
Forty-six percent of those polled also said they 
now have a better opinion of Kerry against 21 
percent for Bush. 

A worldwide audience of more than 62 
million watched as Kerry knocked Bush out of 
the presidential ballpark, appearing strong and 
resolute and never once losing control over the 
issues at hand. 

"President Bush keeps trying to say 
'Well, we don't want somebody who wants to 
leave; we don't want to wilt or waver. 1 Well, 
Mr. President, nobody 's talking about leaving; 
nobody's talking about wilting and wavering. 
We're talking about winning and getting the 
job done right. Let's have the real debate." 

Kerry said. 

Critics said Bush appeared agitated, 
annoyed and disengaged. However. Bush 
aides said the president was simply "pensive" 
and "focused." 

Bush paled in comparison to Kerry, who 
had clear control over his argument from start 
to finish. Instead of appealing like a stead- 
fast leader. Bush came out looking ignorant, 
deceitful and downright juvenile. 

After weeks of criticizing Kerry's so- 
called flip-flopping, the only one flip-flopping 
that night was W himself, who after an hour of 
repeating over and over the need to be resolute 
and not send mixed messages, broke down 
and finally said. "'Well, I think - listen. I fully 
agree that one should shift tactics, and we will, 
in Iraq." So much for "staying die course." Mr. 

Several times during the debate. Bush 
seemed to be the one backpedaling on issues, 
insisting that we had even, right to invade Iraq. 
When asked whether his plan had passed an 
"international test." the president appeared 
annoyed and confused by the question. 

Bush paled in compari- 
son to Kerry, who had clear 
control over his argument 
from start to finish. Instead 
of appearing like a stead- 
fast leader, Bush came out 
looking ignorant, deceitful 
and downright juvenile. 

"I will never submit America's national 
security to an international test. The use of 
troops to defend America must never be 
subject to a veto by countries like France." 
Bush said. "The president's job is not to take 
an international poll. The president's job is to 
defend America." 

In perhaps one of the most revealing 
moments during the night. Bush seemed 
caught off-guard when asked about his deci- 
sion for the pre-emptive war on Iraq and the 
loss of more than a thousand troops. 

""I understand how hard it is to commit 
troops. Never wanted to commit troops. When 
we had the debate in 2000. never dreamt I'd be 
doing that. But the enemy attacked us ... and 
I have a solemn duty to protect the American 
people, to do everything I can to protect us," 
Bush said. 

In an incredible blow to Bush, Kerry 
pointed out the president's misstep: ''The 
president just said something extraordinarily 
revealing and frankly, very important in this 
debate. In answer to your question about Iraq 
and sending people into Iraq, he just said, "The 
enemy attacked us.' Saddam Hussein didn't 
attack us. Osama bin Laden attacked us. Al- 
Qaida attacked us." 

When asked to respond, Bush again 
appeared flustered and agitated. "First of all, 
of course I know Osama bin Laden attacked 
us. I know that. And secondly, to think that 
another round of resolutions would have 
caused Saddam Hussein to disarm, disclose, 
is ludicrous, in my judgment. It just shows a 
significant difference of opinion." 

Apparently a very significant difference 
of opinion, Mr. President, and not just with 

John Kerry. Over the recent weeks, there has 
been a noticeable shift in the winds at the Bush 

Secretary of State Colin Powell said last 
week that he regrets the Bush administration 
made any claims of finding weapons of mass 
destruction in Iraq. 

"The onl\ thing when.- we gol it wrong 
and where our presentation did not hold 
up was the actual stockpiles." Powell said. 
"We've seen nothing to suggest that he had 
actual stockpiles. That was not right." 

He also added. "As we've gone back 
and looked through the intelligence, there are 
indications that we had bad sourcing that we 
should have caught." 

If Bush is re-elected president, Powell has 
said he will not be serving another lemi in the 
president's cabinet. 

What an unfortunate blow that would be 
to the security in this country. 

At least Powell is willing to admit his 
mistake, unlike a ceitain Texan who's unwill- 
ing to follow suit. 

With only a month to go before the elec- 
tion, Bush had better rethink his game plan. 

The next two debates, airing Oct. 8 and 
Oct. 13. will prove crucial in deciding the fate 
of this country. 

"It's one thing to be ceitain. but you can 
be certain and be wrong." John Kerry said. 
"It's another to be certain and be right, or to be 
certain and be moving in the right direction, or 
be certain about a principle and then learn new 
facts and take those new facts and put them 
to use in order to change and get your policy 

Spoken like a true president. 

Opposing Outlooks 

Bush's record speaks for itself 

By Iver Meldahl 
Opinion Editor 

Rver since the first televised presidential 
debate last Thursday, smarmy intellectuals 
have been commenting on how President 
Bush was "irritated." and "repetitious." Let's 
be honest — it's hard not to get a little agitated 
when Senator Kerry can't make a decisive 
statement to save his life. Throughout the 
course of the debate. Kerry was like a gnat 
buzzing around a beast. 

While some maintain that Kerry's New 
England, limousine-liberal eloquence blew 
Bush out of the water: the fact is that a speak- 
ing coach and Mystic tan don't prove that one 
is capable of leading the free world. Steadfast 
and venerable leadership do. and Bush has 
proven over the past four years that he is the 
best man for the next term. 

Bush's supporters are often the first to 
admit that their candidate is not a world- 
renowned public speaker. Bush appeals to 
the "regular Joe" in the American voter that 
people just don't see in Kerry, and no amount 
of fake smiles or contrived laughs is going to 
change that anytime soon. 

The facts speak for themselves. When 
Bush says that he's going to do something, he 
gets it done, and doesn't waste any time. Bush 
promised sweeping lax cuts, and he did it. He 
promised measures to protect the country from 
terrorists and unbind law enforcement's hands, 
and he did it. He promised to not pander to 

France and Germany or submit the security 
of Americans to a "global test." as Kerry sug- 
gested. Throughout all of this, he has never 
wavered in his conviction or dedication to his 
country 01 duties. 

Kerry claims. "It's one thing to be certain, 
but you can be certain and be wrong." It's too 
bad that Kerry isn't even certain about where 
he stands. Over the course of the campaign 
season, Kerry has been unable to focus on 
the issues, at least not issues from the current 

Kerry's inability to take the initiative in 
this election season showcases how ineffec- 
tive he is at a leadership role. He allowed the 
useless debate over each candidate's military 
service to completely derail his campaign, and 
the slaughtering he took in the polls after the 
Republican convention only underscores how 
reactive he really is. 

If the only thing that can boost Kerry in 
the polls are his opportunistic, ever-changing 
standpoints and a $250 haircut, he's not as 
well-oft" as his desperate supporters would 
like to believe. Bush has run a solid campaign 
based on important issues and decisions. Kerry 
has played catch-up from day one. 

it's clear why. Kerry is indecisive on his 
best day. downright lost on his worst. While he 
may outdo the incumbent on orating skills, he 
cannot coine close to matching Bush when it 
comes to what really makes a leader. 

"1 will never submit America's national 
security to an international test," Bush said. 

Kerry would extend an 
olive branch to terror- 
ists who have no qualms 
about killing Americans 
and fostering anarchy. 
Kerry is a Carter when 
the times call for a 

"The use of troops to defend America must 
never be subject to a veto by countries like 
France. The president's job is not to take an 
international poll. The president's job is to 
defend America." 

Kerry would beg the incompetent United 
Nations for permission to pursue America's 
attackers. He would allow leaders who harbor 
ulterior motives have a say in how the nation 
is protected. Kerry would extend an olive 
branch to terrorists who have no qualms about 
killing Americans and fostering anarchy. No 
matter how resolute he tries to act, the fact is 
that Kerry is a Carter when the limes call for 
a Reagan. 

Bush is far from perfect, he went so far as 
to admit during the debate that he makes mis- 
takes and is only human. What Bush's opposi- 
tion fails to recognize or admit is that Bush has 
never once wavered in his conviction. 

Politics are a game of equiviocation, but 
the president has never been guilty of the dou- 
ble-talk and half-rruths so ubiquitous among 

s peers (and opponent). 

It's simply why Bush is so popular: he's a 
concise, honest man in a sea of two-faces and 

No debate can derail a man who doesn't 
need to rely on body language and pre-scripted 
answers to get his point across. Bush's cam- 
paign thus far has been the tortoise racing the 
hare: slow and steady. 

Kerry has been desperatey waiting for a 
chink in Bush's anrtor. but with less than 30 
days until the election, the time for Kerry to 
take action has come and gone. 

Keny's opportunism kept him preoccu- 
pied with non-issues, not what voters wanted 
to hear from a potential commander in chief. 
Bush's campaign, by keeping the focus on the 
issues that Americans care about, has rumbled 
past Kerry's train wreck of a candidacy. 

So bring on the next debate, bring on the 
next poll, bring on the orange-faced challenger 
trying to look like he has some clue what the 
average voter thinks. But while you're at it, 
bring on four more years. 


October 6, 2004 


The Echo 7 

Third place finish for water polo 

By Ty Mooney 
Staff Writer 

The water polo team placed third last 
week in the CalTech Classic tournament. 
Though the Kingsman have an undersized 
team and were without two players, they 
proved that they can win when the odds are 
stacked high against them. 

They were without sophomore standout 
Jared Clark, who sustained an arm injury the 
weekend before, and freshman goalie Quinten 
Beckmann who has been sidelined for the 
last three weeks with an injured collarbone. 
Clark is scheduled to return this coming 
weekend and Beckmann will be returning in 
two weeks. 

Despite these setbacks, the team is opti- 

"We never give up. There is heart in the 
way we play, even though we are a small team 

in a growing process," freshman Jonathan 
Wheeler said. 

The Kingsmen opened the tournament 
against SC1AC rival Occidental. It was a 
hard fought defensive battle. Freshman goalie 
Jordan Stephens made eight saves in the 
game to keep it close, but it was not enough. 
Occidental won 13-10. 

"The first game was really tough, and we 
were flat. Jared is usually the spark plug but 
he's injured," said Walton. 

The Kingsmen 's second game of the 
day was against CSU Maritime, who last 
weekend beat the Kingsmen 18-15. At the 
end of the first quarter the Kingsmen trailed 
CSU Maritime 5-3. After the first quarter the 
Kingsmen held CSU Maritime to two goals 
the rest of game, and came away with a 14-7 

During the fourth quarter of the CSU 
Maritime game, one of the opposing play- 

ers took a punch at one of the Kingsmen. 
Keeping their composure, the Kingsmen did 
not retaliate. 

"We matured and learned from our mis- 
takes last weekend. It's a growing up process," 
Rond said. 

In the Kingsmen's final game they beat 
St. Mary's 11-6 to take third place overall. 
Freshmen Scott Bredeson racked up 14 goals 
for the day, Cody Shirk added nine, and Jordan 
Stephens made 19 saves at the goal. Shirk's 
offense and his exceptional defense earned 
him all-tournament team honors. 

Sophomore, Kelby Tursick also made 
his presence known in the team's three games 
using his "sweetness shots." The "sweetness 
shot" is when "Tursick walks the ball to the 
goal, brings it across his face and plops the 
ball right over the goalie into the comer of the 
goal," freshman Sam Walton said. 

The Kingsmen are finally starting to 

"We never give up. There 
is a heart in the way we 
play, even though we are 
a small team in a growing 

Jonathan Wheeler 

get some recognition. Other coaches have 
complemented them on how much they have 
improved over the course of a year. Now, last 
year's 0-18 record is a distant memory as the 
Kingsmen improved to 5- 1 1 on the year. 

This weekend the Kingsmen will be 
playing in the Convergence Tournament at 

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Men's soccer defeated by Volleyball advances 
Redlands in close game 

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By Ryan Zarlengo 
Staff Writer 

In front of a packed crowd, the California 
Lutheran University men's soccerteam almost 
upset one of the top Division 111 programs in 
the nation, the University of Redlands. 

Last Wednesday's game was evenly 
matched, with brilliant saves from both goalies 
scattered throughout the first half. However, 
it was the Kingsmen who struck first when 
senior forward Brian Blevins scored his third 
goal of the season at the 38th minute of play. 

"After Blevins' scored, we wanted to play 
even harder. We wanted to beat Redlands by 
as much as possible," sophomore midfielder 
Ryne Minzey said. 

From that moment on the Kingsmen 
were on the defensive. Redlands controlled 
the play for the majority of the second half. 
When an incredible upset was moments away 
, the Bulldogs scored with 1 1 minutes to play. 

After a scoreless and noticeably exhaust- 
ing first overtime, Redlands ended the game 
with a golden goal header at the 106 minute 

"The Redlands game was just a really 
tough game. I think everyone who was at that 
game, fans, players, and coaches alike know 
that we should have beaten that team. It was 
just one of those games where unfortunately, 
the ball didn't fall our way. But now we're 
even more fired up to take them at their place," 
senior co-captain Cam Robinson said. 

At their next game on Oct. 2, the 
Kingsmen crushed La Verne 2-0 in front of 
another packed crowd. Co-captain Robinson 
scored quickly in the seventh minute of play. 

The game continued to be one-sided as 
La Verne only managed one shot on CLU's 

goalie, junior Jamie Lavelle, who totaled three 
saves on the day and added another shutout for 
his career. 

"Jamie is definitely our M.V.P. He has 
kept us in every game and continues to make 
amazing saves. We are so confident in his 
abilities and never lose faith in him," junior 
defender Ehren Flygare said. 

Mark Tevis sealed the win for the 
Kingsmen in the 89 minute mark on a great 

"It was just one of those 
games where unfortu- 
nately the ball didn't fall 
our way." 

Cam Robinson 
Senior, Co-captain 

pass from senior Kevin Stone. 

"La Veme has a much stronger team this 
year. They will beat some good teams and 
have already done so in pre-season play. I 
wish we would have let oflfa little more steam 
from the Redlands game on them. But at the 
same time, we played well and moved the ball 

"They didn't have more than one or two 
looks at goal, at most, all game. Seeing our 
possession game improve is awesome. It's 
good to know that we're improving as the 
season continues, but I think the team is just 
counting down the days to when we play 
Redlands again," co-captain Robinson said. 

The Kingsmen are currently 5-2-0 overall 
and 4-1-0 in SCIAC play. They will play at 
Pamona-Pitzer for a SCIAC matchup today 
at 4 p.m. 

to 5-0 in SCIAC 

By Heather Worden 
Staff Writer 

The Regals volleyball team beat Caltech 
in three sets with scores of 30-4, 30-9, and 

The Regals won the first game easily 
and incorporated more players on the court 
in the next game giving every Regal minutes 
.in the match. 

"It was awesome that everyone got to 
play. We all work so hard in practice and to 
see it finally payoff and be able to get into 
a game is a great feeling," junior defensive 
specialist Ashley Benson said. 

"It was cool to get back in there," 
sophomore outside hitter Ashley Olson said. 
"It was nice to hear the fans cheer for us and 
call out our numbers." 

The Regals held the Beavers to a .311 
attack percentage, while the Regals posted 
a .427 percentage. Sophomore outside hitter 
Meredith Nelson led the team in kills with 1 1 , 
and senior middle blocker Katie Schneider 
added eight The Regals had 24 aces, with 
eight from junior outside hitter Christie 
Barker and five from senior Brionna Morse. 

"This match was good, because we 
played our game as much as we could," 
said Olson. "We didn't stoop down to their 

The Regals improved their record to 7-1 

over all and 3-0 in SCIAC. 

Last Friday, the Regals dropped their 
first game to Redlands 18-30, but came back 
tough and won the next three games to beat 

"This match was good 
because we played our 
game as much as we 

Ashley Olson 

the Bulldogs 30-22, 30- 1 9 and 30-26. 

Barker led the way with 21 kills and 
Schneider added 15 along with 25 digs in 
the match. 

The Regals easily defeated Occidental 
Saturday, Oct 2, with scores of 30-12, 30-12 
and 30-8. 

The Regals hit .380 for the match and 
were led by Schneider with 16 kills and 
Barker with 13. Morse led die match with 
14 digs and freshman setter Bailey Surratt 
posted a match-high 35 set assists.' 

The Regals are now 9- 1 over all and 5-0 
in SCIAC. They will play Pamona-Pitzer at 
home on Friday at 7:30 p.m. 

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October 6, 2004 

Football loses to Pomona 26-27 

By Ashley Benson 
Staff Writer 

The Kingsmen football team battled the 
Pomona-Pitzer Sagehens last Saturday and fell 
just short of a victory. 

"We play good at times but just not con- 
sistent enough to win football games. We need 
to learn how to play from behind or with a 
lead. 1 believe we could actually be 3-0 or 2-1, 
if we can just play consistently," head coach 
Scott Squires said. 

The Kingsmen led 26-21 after three quar- 
ters but in the fourth, the Sagehens scored put- 
ting them ahead 26-27. The Kingsmen started 
a drive from their four-yard line, but Aaron 
Perez from Pomona-Pitzer intercepted a pass 
from Freshmen quarterback Danny Jones, 
ending the game. 

"I think in order to win 
our next game we need 
to play better as a whole 
team ... we need to get 
points on the board to 

Alex Gonzales 

"It hurts a lot, we should've won. It was 
our game to win and we just didn't get it done. 
We need to come together next week and try 

Head Coach Scott Squires talks to his team during a timeout. 

to get that win," junior offensive lineman Sean 
Brosnan said. 

Junior runningback Charlie Brown scored 
on a 34-yard pass from Jones, and again from 
a 90-yard kickoff return. Jones finished 1 0-for- 
26 for 146 yards; he threw two interceptions 
and led the team in rushing with seven runs 

for 44 yards. Senior Craig Herrera was the 
teams leading receiver with three catches for 
56 yards. Junior linebacker David Garza had 
1 1 tackles and senior defensive lineman Quinn 
Longhurst had ten tackles and one sack. 

"1 think in order to win our next game, 
we need to play better as a whole team, and 

Photograph by Josie Franciose 

keep the momentum going both on defense 
and offense. We just have to score, we need 
points on the board to win," said Junior Alex 

The Kingsmen take on Menlo this 
Saturday at Mt. Clef Stadium at 1 pm. 

XC well-represented at Dickenson Soccer 

By Ryan Felix 
Staff Writer 

It is an extremely promising year for the 
California Lutheran University cross country 

The intensity and motivation of the 
men's and women's cross country teams have 
reached an all time high. This "fuel" was no 
doubt the key ingredient in their recent success 
at the Dickenson Invitational held in Carlisle, 

Leading the Kingsmen was Senior Scott 
Siegfried, with a respectable time of 29:55.64 
and placing 71 out of 133 runners. Nipping at 
his heels was the promising freshman Zachary 
Westbrook, taking 96th place with a time of 


"All in ail, it was a good showing for 
the team. ..I'm pleased with the results," team 
leader Scott Siegfried said. "However, the. 
women seemed to have taken the spotlight on 
this event." 

The women did in fact dominate the 
course and put CLU on the map. Junior 
Heather Worden set the pace with a time of 
24:29.41, finishing 16th out of 101 female ath- 
letes. Freshman Kristina Skiba, locked down a 
time of 26:12.87 and placed 47th. 

"Our women are on a roll. We're putting 
down impeccable times and I couldn't be more 
happy," says Worden. 

"This year's team has been constructed 
in a way such that all individuals on the team 

"All in all, it was a good 
showing for the team ... 
I'm pleased with the re- 

Scott Siegfried 

act as a coach, supporting and influencing one 
another. This system has been proving effec- 
tive so far." senior Carly Sandell said. 

The next event for the cross country 
teams is the SCIAC multi-duals hosted at La 
Mirada Park, Friday, Oct. 1 5. 

beats La 
Verne 1-0 

By Brian Embree 
Staff Writer 

Intramural Highlights 

Volleyball Scores 

Football Scores 

Volleyball All-Stars 


Jon Siebrecht Katlynn Thomas 

The Train def. Go Get Em 


EmilyGjellstad, Stephanie Nelson 

Jon Siebrecht def. Dream Team 

Zombie Nation def. Ten Monkeys 

Mark Jordan, Dave Parker 

Slow Motion def. Bailers 

Applebottoms def. Braddahs 

Taylor Olson, John Riche 

Goofy Troopers def. Gorillas 

Varsity Blues def. Team Ramrod 

Scott Barwick, Nikki Curtis 

TOA def. Cleffies for Life 

Revolucion def. Git R Dun 

"Mack," Marissa Santelli 

Flying Monkeys def. Revenge of 

Death From Above def. Eulers 

Louis montano, Angelina Pinota 

the Buttons 

Wheels def. John Atkinson 

Julie Tukua, Jordan Marousis 
Brian Kim. Dustin Friedman 


Jon Galier 

Goofy Troopers def Revenge of 

the Buttons 

3 on 3 scores 

Heinskits- Velvets def. Bailers 

Jon Siebrecht def. The Train 


Football All-Stars 

TBA def. Gorillas 

Tres Amigos def. Watch Out 

Mark LeBlanc, Kellen Lopez 

Flying monkeys def. Cleffies for Life 

Tres Amigos def. SnS Allstars 

Jenny, Mike Judd 

Go Get Em def. Slow motion 

Sns Allstars def. TCG 

Missy, Kyle Stuart 

TCG def. Revolution 

Aimee Fiore. Matt Broussard 
Alex Condia, Larry Coaly 
Jon Galier, Kelli Lighthizer 

The California Lutheran University's 
Women's Soccer Team lost 3-0 to Redlands 
Wednesday, attempting only 5 shots on goal 
during the entire match. Redlands went into 
the half leading 2-0 and addrd another goal 
to seal the deal in the 74" 1 minute of the 
second. Cal Lu held the Bulldogs to only 7 
shots on goal during the match making it a 
very defensive battle. 

Despite the disappointing loss to 
Redlands. the Regals bounced back, defeat- 
ing La Veme 1-0 Saturday, and gained 
them their first SCIAC win this season. 
The first and only goal of the match was 
scored by freshman midfielder Katharine 
Miljour unassisted and only five minutes 
into the game. However, this did not end 
the attack for CLU, the Regals went on 
to take 15 shots on goal during the match 
while La Veme could only muster five. The 
Regals next match is on Monday, October 4, 
against Chapman. 

Student Reminder: 

Classes will not be 

held on Friday, 

Oct. 8 due to 

Fall Holiday 

California Lutheran University 

Volume 46 No. 8 

60 West Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 


Dia de los Muertos adds 
some culture to the NEED. 

See story page 3 

November 3, 2004 


Metamorphoses brings the ancient myths of 
Ovid together in one magnificent production. 

See story page 4 


Heather Warden runs into 
the CLU history books. 

See story page 10 

Awarene ss week changes 

By Suzie Roslund 
Staff Writfr 

A new twist has been made in an effort to 
increase the alcohol responsibility among stu- 
dents. This past week was Alcohol Awareness 
Week, and it was different from the way it has 
been run in the past. 

With tlie disbanding of the Residence 
Hall Association from student government 
this past year, the responsibility of Alcohol 
Awareness Week was taken over by Residence 
Life. In past years, there has been an event or 
informative marketing each day of the week. 
This year, a poster was displayed on all of the 
purple bulletin boards around campus stating 
statistics from the 2003 CLU Core Alcohol 
and Ding Survey. 

The feedback from the posters has been 
positive and CLU students who read them are 
often surprised by the facts, especially since 
they are specific to CLU student trends. In 
addition to the posters. Residence Life has 
launched a new SafeRides marketing cam- 
paign that details the costs of a drunken driv- 
ing conviction in comparison to the $1 price 
for SafeRides. 

"Since posting the marketing, we have 
seen a significant increase in our SafeRides 
bill each month," Coordinator for Residence 
Life Sally Sagen said. 

The emphasis this year was put more on 
responsible drinking and encouraging respon- 
sible drinking habits. 

"We changed our philosophy this year 
about alcohol awareness." Michael Fuller, 
associate dean of students said. "We wanted 
it to be more comprehensive and more like 
a year-long awareness instead of just a week- 
long awareness." 

Residence Life felt that sometimes when 
they host theme weeks, they are over-pro- 
gramming to students, and that their success 
is minimal. 

"We chose to try a new approach this 
year, putting greater effort into a couple events 
focused on alcohol use and abuse along with 
our various social norms campaigns." Sagen 

"Because the national week was close to 
Halloween, which is a time of high alcohol 
use, we decided to couple the two and make 
our Halloween Masquerade into an alcohol 
awareness event," Sagen added. 

The primary event for the week was at 
Club" Lu. held at Black Angus. Information 

"Since posting the mar- 
keting, we have seen a 
significant increase in 
our SafeRides bill each 

Sally Sagen 
Coordinator for Residence Life 

about CLU student alcohol use was on each 
table, along with SafeRides promotions and 
Guardian Angel Breathalyzer Strips, which 
allowed students to test their blood-alcohol 
level after drinking. Free sodas were provided 
to students who were not drinking. 

Students who were of age to drink were 
allowed to do so. and there was a specific 
bar area in the restaurant. Over the past year, 
Student Life and ASCLU Programs Board 
have developed guidelines surrounding 
alcohol use at any event sponsored by either 

Costumed Club Lu a hit 

By Amy Puntar 
Staff Writer 

Ghouls, pirates, devils and prom queens 
haunted Black Angus at the Halloween 
Masquerade event for last week's Club Lu. 
The parry was entertaining from the begin- 
ning, even as students waited in line to make 
their way into the restaurant. 

At tiie door, students were asked if they 
were over 21 and if so, were asked if they 
were planning to drink. Those students were 
sent into the bar area while the underage 
and the non-drinkers were sent to a differ- 
ent area where there were tables and food. 
Approximately three-quarters of the students 
wore costumes, but the remaining students 
wore regular street clothes. 

The food consisted of appetizers, which 
were the easiest and cleanest choice for meet- 
ing the restrictions of certain costumes. Finger 
foods like potato skins and chicken fingers 
were served with various dips including ranch 
dip and barbeque sauce. Soft drinks were 
offered for those who decided to not drink, and 
candy was spread on each of the tables. 

"The food was good, it reminded me 

of a home-cooked meal," sophomore David 
Wagner said. 

The costumes were definitely the main 
event at this Club Lu. There were the classic 
costumes such as pirates, cowboys, devils, 
pimps and princesses. Others were much 
more creative. 

Junior Nicole Lipka's costume, "Mother 
Nature," a pregnant woman covered in leaves, 
was one of the funniest. There were also many 
males dressed as girls, such as "Ms. Moorpark 
*98" who wore a yellow dress and a pageant 
winner's sash. SpongeBob Squarepants and 
other popular characters put in their appear- 
ances as well. Some students had surprising 
reactions to their peers' costumes. 

"The costumes are either really unique 
and creative, or they're just flat-out weird 
and very disturbing," sophomore Sean Beireis 
commented, as he observed the surrounding 
action from one of the booths. 

Other students were excited about the 
assortment of outfits. "1 thought it was so 
exciting to see everybody's costumes and to 
see another side of their personality," sopho- 
more Eddie Baker said. 

Please see CLUB LU, p. 5 


One of the requirements is that a birthday 
list be used to verify that students are 2 1 years 
of age. 

"This idea has actually been in practice 
for a few years, but we have just made it a 
requirement for all events where alcohol is 
served." Sagen said. 

In addition, locations must have a bar 
to which CLU can limit admission to stu- 
dents who are 2 1 and over. Wristbands with 
the Club Lu logo for these events are also 

"While some students are probably dis- 
appointed to be turned away because they are 
underage, I believe it is quickly becoming a 
norm at events and fewer students are trying to 
use fake ID'S to get in," Sagen said. 

"I believe this practice makes the events 
safer for our students and has changed some 
of the culture at Club Lu." 

The segregation between the students 
who are able to drink and the underage stu- 
dents was very noticeable at Black Angus. 

"I definitely noticed a big difference at the 
Club Lu event. I felt a lot more segregated and 
I had to stay in specific areas of the bar with 
my drink," junior James Vallejos said. 

"I liked it belter when I was able to social- 
ize with my friends from other classes and still 
drink at the same time." 

CLU students are beginning to 
see the changes in how they can drink 
responsibly and still have fun. Although 
it is an adjustment, students still seem to 
have a good time and use their resources. 

"CLU is starting to find a balance to what 
students want to do and we are promoting safe 
drinking habits and a healthy lifestyle," Fuller 

Freshmen get info on 
potential majors 

By Megan Jeffery 
Staff Writer 

The third annual Academics Fair 
brought together students and faculty to 
inform students about the programs that 
CLU offers. Professors sat at bootlis for an 
hour, eager to talk to students about majors. 

"The whole purpose is to allow fresh- 
men or non-major students to talk to faculty 
of all majors and pick up information all in 
one spot." Dr. William Bilodeau, chair of 
Student Life Committee, said. 

The fair was designed to inform stu- 
dents of their options when picking a major. 
It is modeled after Prospective Students 
Day, which brings important information 
together in one place. 

Freshman Latassia McQuery was at 
the fair to get information about Die differ- 
ent programs and majors. 

"I've declared a major, but I'm look- 
ing at majors and minors I can pick up." 
McQuery said. 

Holding the fair halfway through fall 
semester was valuable because registration 
for spring semester is coming up soon. 

The fair gave undeclared students, 
especially freshmen, an idea of what classes 
to take, depending on what majors interest 

"It's a way of keeping the academic 
focus for freshmen," Bilodeau said. 

Freshmen who come in without a 
major may not realize the importance of 
selecting one and beginning to concentrate 
on it as soon as possible., according to 

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Nick Bjork and Jeremy Koenig appeared as '80s areobics instructors. 

The Echo 

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November 3, 2004 

This week at CLU: 


november 3 

Multicultural Trivia Contest 

All day 

University Chapel 


Graduate School Fair 

10 a.m. 

Rotaract Meeting 

Nygreen 2 
8 p.m. 

Common Ground 

Chapel Narthex 
9:11 p.m. 


november 4 

Multicultural Trivia Contest 


All day 

Church Council Meeting 

7 p.m. 


Preus-Brandt Forum 

8 p.m. 

Intramural Volleyball 

9 p.m. 

The NEED: Grant Toland and Brian 


10 p.m. 


november 5 

Last Day to Withdraw from Classes 

Multicultural Trivia Contest 


All day 

French Club Film Fest: "Amelie" 

Richter Hall 
5 p.m. 


Preus-Brandt Forum 

8 p.m. 

Club Lu: Laser Tag 


9 p.m. 


november 6 


Preus-Brandt Forum 


november 7 

Intramural Flag Football 

Practice Field 

1 p.m. 


Preus-Brandt Forum 

2 p.m. 

French Club Film Fest: "8 Femmes " 
Richter Hall 
6 p.m. 

Lord of Life Worship 

6:15 p.m. 

Intramural Volleyball 


9 p.m. 


november 8 

CSC: Random Acts of Kindness Week 

CSC: Operation Christmas Child 

All day 

ASCLV-G Senate Meeting 

Nygreen 2 
5:15 p.m. 

French Club Film Fest: "Les Triplettes 
de Belleville" 
Overton Hall 

6 p.m. 

ASCLV-G Programs Board Meeting 

Nygreen 2 

7 p.m. 


november 9 

CSC: Random Acts of Kindness Week 

CSC: Operation Christmas Child 

All day 

Harold Stoner Clark Lecture Series: 
Rupert Sheldrake 


10 a.m. and 4 p.m. 

Gender and Women 's Studies: Feminist 
Social Movements and Social Change 

HUM 120 
4 p.m. 

French Club Film Fest: "Le Diner de 
Cons " 
Overton Hall 
6 p.m. 

Intramural 3-on-3 Basketball 

Pederson Basketball Courts 
6 p.m. 


The Tutor's Club 

Home tutoring for all subjects K.-12. 
Flexible hours. Part-time. Car needed. 
Long-term position. Work available in all 
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at Laser Star 

Free pizza and drinks 

The Echo is inter- 
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CLU students who 
live independently 
off-campus . Contact to 
schedule an interview 
for an upcoming story. 

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November 3, 2004 


The Echo 3 

Dia de los Muertos raises the NEED 

By Ashley Fleming and Dana Wolt 
Si \h Writers 

l.ASO teamed up with Student Programs 
this past Thursday night at the Need 
Coffeehouse to celebrate Dia De Los Muertos 
(Day of the Dead). The night's event included 
chocolate skull decorating and a musical 
performance by the Teichmans. two of the 
Spanish professors on campus. LASO also 
provided homemade Mexican hot chocolate 
and Pan De Muerto (bread of the dead). There 
was an altar set up in the SUB. with pictures 
of various celebrities who have passed away 
surrounded by flowers and candles as part of 
Dia Del Los Muertos tradition to celebrate the 

The tables in the SUB were set up with 
candlelight and colorful gel frosting, which 
the students used to decorate their chocolate 
skulls. While the usual tradition-calls for skulls 
made from sugar, the milk and white chocolate 
skulls were a good substitute. 

"For die past month we were planning 
with Student Programs and came up with a lot 
of ideas, and we decided to go with the choc- 
olate skulls instead because they were fun. 
edible, and easier to make," LASO President 
Venus Tamayo said. "We also decided to do 
the celebration with the Need on Thursday 
night because it was before Halloween and 
the timing worked out better with Student 

The tone of Dia de Los Muertos 
teaches all to embrace death, not fear it. This 
custom was started over 500 years ago in 
Mexico. This riftialistic custom mocks death 
and doesn't make death out to be a morbid 
event. When the Spaniards conquered Mexico 
they tried to get rid of the custom; they saw 
it as sacrilegious. The natives of Mexico saw 
death as the only way to be truly awake from 
the dream of life. The Spaniards saw death as 
tile end of life and there was nothing more 
after life. 

The Spaniards tried to kill the ritual 
of Dia De Los Muertos, but were unsuccess- 
ful. Because they could not completely get rid 
of this tradition, the Spaniards moved the day 
to coincide with All Saints and All Souls Day 
(Nov. 1 and 2). 

With a packed house of students, die 
Teichmans kicked off the celebration by sing- 
ing traditional Mexican songs that celebrate 
death. While the Teichmans performed, stu- 
dents decorated dieir chocolate and sang along 
to a few of the tunes. Freshman Sergio Torres 
said he attended the celebration because he 
wanted to experience more of his culture, and 
being there reminded htm of the stories his 
grandmother used to tell him about Dia De 
Los Muertos. 

"It was a rim experience, I loved die 
bread, hot chocolate, crafts, and the perfor- 
mance, but I think next year they should try 

"They should do more 
multicultural stuff. I'd 
come more often if they 

Shellina Dillon 

to have more activities and musical acts," 
said forres. Freshman Herberto Farfan also 
attended the event and said that it was a nice 
tradition and it reminded him of Mexico. 

"I really liked the way the altar was set up. 
and the bread and little chocolate skulls .were 
pretty good too," Farfan said. 

Many of the students came out to join in 
the Dia De Los Muertos activities, eat some 
chocolate, catch a few Spanish style songs and 
just learn more about the Mexican culture and 

Many students seemed to be enjoying the 
multicultural flair of the NEED this week. 

"It is interesting learning about other cul- 
tures," freshman Shellina Dillon added. "They 
should do more multicultural stuff. I'd come 
more often if they did," Ericson added. 

The mixture of the NEED and this his- 
torical (and cultural) lesson helped the students 
to learn something outside of die classroom 
setting with a fun little twist. "I got to listen to 
good music, eat chocolate, and hang out with 
friends. What more could you ask for?" Wes 
Sullivan said. 

New alcohol awareness event marks 
policy changes for future Club Lu's 

Continued from Page 1 

"On my way over to this Club Lu 
Halloween event I realized I should dress like 
a gootball more often," junior Grady Guy 

The variety of costumes was astounding; 
only a few of the costumes were repeated, 
such as cheerleaders (mostly male students) 
and beach themed costumes like hula dancers 
and surfers. 

The first Halloween Masquerade was 
held in 2001, and was put on by CLU Senior 
RAs at Chuy's Restaurant. The event has also 
been held at Cisco's Mexican Restaurant and 
Duke's in Malibu. This is the first year that the 
Halloween gala has been at Black Angus. 

"We chose Black Angus for several rea- 
sons, including die size of the restaurant, menu 
options, and the ability to limit bar entrance 
to students 21 and older," Coordinator for 
Residence Life Salty Sagen said. In past 
years, there have been costume contests and 
Karaoke, but neither of these choices were 
available this year because of the limited space 
that Black Angus offered. 

The event cost approximately $ 1 ,500, and 
the food provided was free to students. It was 

well attended and had a great response. "We 
estimated food for 300 students and believe 
we exceeded that goal in attendance. We were 
excited to have the restaurant packed," Sagen 

This Club Lu event was a part of Alcohol 
Awareness week. On each table were fact 
cards about the drinking habits of the CLU 
student body. These included statistics such as 
"72 percent of CLU students have consumed 
alcohol in the last month." There were also 
SafeRides promotions in the form of bottle- 
opening key chains with the SafeRides phone 
number printed on them, as well as Guardian 
Angel Breathalyzer Strips, used by students in 
order to check their blood-alcohol level after 
drinking. These were scattered along the tables 
with the facts cards. 

Free sodas were provided for those who 
chose not to drink. They also made sure 
that the restaurant was inside the area that 
SafeRides operates so that the option for a safe 
return to campus or to homes was available to 
students. While Alcohol Awareness Week did 
not have activities every day of the week as 
in past years, this was the main event and the 
climax of the program. 

Photograph hy Craig Hcrrcra 

The Teichmans perform traditional Mexican music at the NEED. 

Photograph By Craig Hcrrera 

Milk chocolate skulls were a slight departure from traditional sugar. 

CORE Alcohol & Drug Survey 

88.4% of CLU students consumed alcohol in the past year. 

72.2% of CLU students consumed alcohol in the past month. 

62.9% of underage CLU students consumed alcohol in the past month. 

38.1% of CLU students reported binge drinking in the past two weeks. 

CLU vs. General College Population 

More CLU students drink annually compared to 
the General College Population 
(CLU: 88.4% - General: 83%) 

More CLU students drink monthly compared to the 

General College Population 

(CLU: 72.2% - General: 69%) 

Fewer CLU students drink 3 times a week compared 

to the General College Population 

(CLU: 20.2% - General: 22%) 

General College Population refers to a reference group of 93,679 college students. 

The Echo 


November 3, 2004 

Dance team's plan is Borderline-genius 

By Megan Jeffery 
Staff Writer 

The dance team's Halloween costume 
party at Borderline last Wednesday was their 
biggest event yet. It concluded the team's 
lirsi month of hosting Borderline nights every 
week to raise money for a dance competition 
in Florida that they will be attending in April. 

"Everyone looked great in their costumes, 
f he dance floor was always full, and everyone 
seemed to be having a really fun time," dance 
team captain Kaytie St. Pierre said. 

The events have been gaining in popular- 
ity ever since their first night on Oct. 6. when 
about 100 students came out to support the 
team. Last Wednesday's event was attended 
by 450 students, making it die most successful 
night so far. 

"It was a bigger, better version of the 
Borderline nights," St. Pierre said. 

In celebration of Halloween, there was a 
costume contest. Prizes were given out for the 
best costume in two categories, most creative 
and sexiest. The first place winner in each cat- 
egory won a trip to Las Vegas. 

"The costumes for the contests were 
really clever and creative," St. Pierre said. 

Junior Becky Toll went to the event for 
the first time on Wednesday mainly because 
of the Halloween theme. 

"1 went because it sounded like a really 
fun time. It was a good excuse to get dressed 
up for Halloween and celebrate early," Toll 

Toll expects that she will be back at least 
a couple more times this semester. She liked 
the mix of people and said the crowd blended 

"Borderline is a lot smaller than most 
other clubs because they only have one dance 
floor, but the it wasn't completely crowded 
and people migrated into the middle toward 
each other anyway." Toll said. 

For St. Pierre, who was busy making sure 
things were going smoothly, the best part of 
the night was seeing everyone having a great 
time while earning money to go to Florida. 

"I have been hearing how great it was 
from many people and the whole dance team 
is very excited with the success of the night," 
St. Pierre said. "We're doing something we 
like and we're aettina closer and closer to our 

Photograph by Josie Franciosc 

Seth Nenaver went on to win "Sexiest Costume" and a trip to Las Vegas at Borderline's College Night. 
goal." likely to continue throughout the school year club. 

to earn money that can be used for other club 

expenses, such as costumes. 

"Right now as a club on campus, we 

don't get money from athletics, and we just 

get a little bit from clubs, so we're on our own 

for funding. This has been a great source of 

funding for us." St. Pierre said. 

The Borderline staff has been pleased 

with the success of the events and the dance 

team's ability to bring a new crowd to the 

The dance team decided to go to the 
national competition because it is something 
they have never done before. However, they 
knew they would have to raise a lot of money 
to attend. 

St. Pierre and the other members of-the 
dance team asked the owners of Borderline for 
help raising money. Together, they worked out 
a plan for the dance team to sponsor a college 
night at the bar every week to fundraise. 

The dance team keeps portion of the 
cover charge and three of the girls are hired 
so they get hourly wages and they get to keep 
their tips. 

"They win three ways," Borderline owner 
Rusty Mangialardi said. 

To go to the competition, they have to 
raise $4,000 by January. After just the first 
three Borderline nights, the team was almost 
halfway there. 

Even though it seems they may reach 
their goal soon, the Borderline nights are 

"We're doing something 
we like and we're getting 
closer and closer to our 

Kaytie St. Pierre 
Dance Team Captain 

"The girls have done a great job pro- 
moting themselves as well as the evening," 
Mangialardi said. 

Borderline offered Wednesday nights for 
the event because it didn't conflict with other 
events at the club, and offered an opportunity 
for CLU students to do something on a usually 
dormant night in Thousand Oaks. 

"Every week I'm worried about people 
coming because Wednesday is such a weird 
night to do things, but people from CLU and 
other schools, like Moorpark or Pepperdine 
come. It's a nice break in the middle of a 
stressful week," St. Pierre said. 

The dance team hopes that students keep 
coming to support them and they would espe- 
cially like to see new people come to enjoy the 
dance team's Borderline nights, according to 
St. Pierre. 

"It is so encouraging to see so many CLU 
students support the dance team. It gets us that 
much closer to nationals," St. Pierre said. 

Fair aims to get freshmen started on their majors 

Continued from Page 1 


"We need to talk to freshmen about how 
to pick a major," Bilodeau said. "The fair really 
gets them to consider all of their options." 

CLU offers 36 majors and 28 minors, 
leaving students with a lot to consider. Tile 
Academics Fair makes it easier by not just 
giving students a general overview of each 
major and a checklist of required classes, but 
also giving them a connection to the faculty in 
their major. 

"The fair allows faculty to interact with 
students," Madeline Sheedy of the Center for 
Academic Resources said. 

Departmental assistants, as well as pro- 
fessors, were at the fair talking to students. 
Communication D.A. Carrie Missall was 
present to help students interested in com- 
munications by giving them insights into the 
area and showing them what they can do with 
a degree in the field. 

"I'm not here to convert anybody. I'm just 
here to help," Missall said. 

The .fair was held at 10 a.m. on 
Friday, the same time that Freshmen Seminar 
classes meet. Bilodeau hoped that with that 
time slot, Freshmen Seminar professors would 
encourage their students to attend the fair or 

even make it an assignment to get signatures at 
different booths after getting information about 

The Student Life Committee, which put 
on the Academics Fair, consists of faculty 
members and students. It was formed to ensure 
spiritual and cultural growth in students, but 
has now moved into more of a campus rela- 
tions committee. Two years ago, while consid- 
ering events to organize, the committee came 
up with the idea of an academics majors fair. 

"The Student Life Committee tries to 
make things easier between students and fac- 
ulty," Bilodeau said. 

Another contributor to the fair was the 
Center for Academic Resources. Bilodeau 
said the resources available at the center are 
not always used, so the fair combines them, 
making them more accessible for students. 

"What we're trying to do is get people to 
know what the Center for Academic Resources 
is about," Bilodeau said 

Students who did not attend the fair but 
are interested in finding out more about their 
major possibilities can make an appointment at 
the CAR. The CLU website posts announce- 
ments of upcoming study skills workshops, 
such as the Registration for "Be Your Own 
Adviser" workshop on Nov. 10. 

Photograph bj Josie Franck 
The Environmental Science department had one of the more popular displays. 

November 3, 2004 


The Echo 5 

"Metamorphoses" has stellar debut 

By Dana Wolf & Brett Rowland 
Staff Writers 

Imagine the sound of a steady, beating 
drum, a female leg emerging from the center 
of a stage, and then another. As the drumbeat 
continues, a woman emerges from the water. 
As the beat carries on, three female 
figures dressed in togas gather around the 
woman. They continue to dance around the 
center of the stage and surround the woman 
in the water, until finally, the drumbeat stops. 
This is the dramatic and encapsulat- 
ing beginning of California Lutheran 
University's newest Main Stage drama pro- 
duction "Metamorphoses." 

"Metamorphoses" is an epic poem 
written by Ovid, a Roman poet and elegiac, 
sometime between 2 A.D. and 8 A.D. 

Part-time Professor and Lecturer Kevin 
Kern directed the play, which followed the 
original version of the play written by Mary 

"I picked this play because it is unlike 
anything we have ever done at CLU," Kem 
said. "The play forces the audience to think 
- think about their lives, their political lead- 
ers, the mistakes they have made They [the 
■ members of the audience] watch the play and 
see themselves." 

A key message of the play is that human 
beings cannot make it through life alone, 
said Kem. He added that the play forces the 
audience to think about a higher power or a 
spiritual force that is responsible for helping 
humans cope with life and tragedy. 

"It's such an original play, and the story 
is so beautiful," cast member Liz Heathcoat 
said. "[The stories] show the main theme 
of selfless love and how important it is to 
change and build connections with other 
human beings," Heathcoat said. 

Both the audience and the crew who 
worked on the production agree that the play 
has a vital message. 

"It's an explanation of love, and it's 
really moving," Stage Manager Jessica 
Placas said. 

The actors have been rehearsing for two 
months, beginning with a workshop in early 
September. They started out with their move- 
ment and then gradually were introduced to 
the water element on the stage. 

"The set is amazing," Heathcoat said. 
"The elements came together wonderfully." 
The elaborate set design was the work 
of Associate Professor Michael Roehr. The 
set includes a platform with a small, shallow 
pool of water in the center - which gradually 
weaves its way into each of the play's eight 
stories. Above the platform were several 
large mirrors, which reflects the images from 
inside the pool and along the platform back to 
the audience. In one scene a shower of water 
poured from the top mirror into the pool. 

"It was probably the most ambitious set 
design I have worked with in my four years 
at CLU," said senior Paul Benz, who played 
Cyex and Zeus, Apollo, and Orpheus in the 

The costumes, designed by Gregorio 
DeMassi, played a vital role in the success 
of the play. Some designs were simple, yet 
surprisingly intricate and elegant Some cos- 
tumes were more complex and beautifully 
designed, but for the most part the costumes 
were simple and gorgeous togas. Since the 
play is based on the "Metamorphoses," an 
epic Roman poem, many of the costumes are 
revealing and reminiscent of that time. 

"I thought that the costumes were really 
interesting. They really helped to add to the 
emotion and the mood of the time period that 
the stories are based in," sophomore Edward 

Baker said. 

With an ensemble cast, there are no lead 
characters, so each performer got his or her 
chance to be center stage. The cast for this 
play was much smaller than for some of the 
past Main Stage productions. 

"The cast has really bonded together," 
Heathcoat said. "Each performance was 
breathtaking, and it was evident as to the 
time, energy, and effort put into this produc- 
tion by everyone involved." 

While it may not seem like it, the audi- 
ence plays a significant role in any dramatic 

"We started in September, and we were 
more than prepared. All we needed was the 
final element, the audience," Heathcoat said. 
"We did ten times better with an audience 
because all we needed was that one last ele- 

With all of the hard work the cast and 
crew put into the play, the opening perfor- 
mance was a success. 

"1 thought that it was very well done, 
and I look forward to going to more plays," 
Baker said. 

Members of the cast and crew also feel 
the play has been successful. Many cast 
members delivered memorable performances 
last week, Benz said. 

"Rob Schneider, Midas, is really good," 
Benz said. "He consistently gives amazing 

Benz credits much of the play's success 
to the director. 

"Kevin is the best director I've ever 
worked with," Benz said. 

Kem, who has spent many years work- 
ing in the drama industry, said that he looks 
to the audience to judge the merits of a pro- 

"Instead of watching the play, I watched 
the audience the first night," Kem said. "The 
audience was enraptured. I could tell that 
the students, the faculty, the entire audience 
was thinking - and that is the sign of a good 

Photography by Todd Kugle 

Liz Heathcoat (Alcyone), wearing a costume designed by Gregorio De- 
Massi, gives an outstanding performance during last weeks show. 

Photography by Todd Kugle 

Patrick Jenneatt (Silenus) with Rob Schneider (Midas) take center stage during last weeks "Metamorphoses" 


The Echo 


November 3, 2004 

French Week 

By Ashley Fleming 
Staff Writer 

The French Club is sponsoring 
National French Week from November 
5 to 11. 

There will be French dishes and 
snacks in the cafeteria all week; a French 
francophone display in the library and 
dinner at Cafe" Provencal. 

The French Club will also be teach- 
ing a French song at the World Fair in 
both French and English, and there will 
also be a French Film Fest where differ- 
ent films will be shown throughout the 

Some of tire food choices to look 
forward to in the Cafeteria will be French 
toast, french fries, onion soup, and crepes. 
According to Club Secretary Cynthia 
Cardona, food services will be picking 
the items served throughout the week. 

The club will be at the World Fair in 
the SUB on Nov. 10 at 6:30 p.m., teach- 
ing a song in French, and then translating 
it into English. 

"It will be something cute, and we 
will all be making fools of ourselves up 
there, and 1 think everybody will have fun 
learning the song," Cardona said. 

The club also invites everyone to 
join them for dinner at Cafe" Provencal on 
.Nov. 11 at 6:15 p.m. 

"The prices for entrees range from 
$13 to $24, so there is something for 
everyone, and the food is absolutely deli- 
cious," said French Club Co-President 
Chantelle McCain. 

"People should come to the dinner. 
It's a great chance to experience French 
cuisine. Plus it's really good food," club 
officer Ashley Kayda said. 

"The owner is from the south of 
France, and he likes to come to the table 
and talk, which is always fun," McCain 

For the French Film Fest, there 
will be five films shown throughout the 
week including a comedy, mystery, and 
a musical. 

"This week will be a great opportu- 
nity to learn about the French Culture and 
have fun in the process," Cardona said. 

"There is not that much French 
information available to people and this 
is a chance to learn about the French cul- 
ture," Kayda said. 

For more information about National 
French Week, contact Chantelle McCain 
at ckmccain@clunet.eda 

CIA hosts fundraiser at Reagan Library 

By Cassandra Wolf 
Senior Staff Writer 

Hawaiian vacations, a week long stay 
on the Mexican Riviera, jewelry, a tour of the 
Reagan Ranch in Santa Ynez, tickets to see 
the Jay Leno Show, an oil painting of an Irish 
landscape and centerpieces were among the 
items auctioned off at the CLU Community 
Leaders dinner and silent auction. 

The black-lie event, which raises money 
for the university, was held at the Ronald 
Reagan Presidential Library lo mark the 25th 
anniversary of the auction. 

Guests from CLU and outside commu- 
nities wrote their bids for the silent auction 
on the item cards and raised their ID cards 
to place their bids in the oral auction, which 
took place after dinner. The guests and the 
volunteers browsed the library after it closed 
to the general public prior to the event. 

"The highlight of the event was the ambi- 
ance of the facility and the sunset over the 
ocean," CLA President Jerry Halweg said. 

"The big special event was that we 
changed the venue from the Westlake Hyatt, 
which was a fine venue, to the Reagan 
Library, which has the ambience of being on 
the mountain and the view, and the tour of 
the library and the museum. The other event 
was the great auction committee that gathered 
nearly 400 auction items." 

"1 think the highlight was the excitement 
of the Reagan Library, the celebratory mood 
and the beauty of the facility," CLA member 
Susan Poulson, who is also on the auction 
committee, said. "There were a lot of fun- 
type experiences. One of the most stunning 
oral auction items was a weeklong stay in a 
farmhouse in Burgundy, France." All of the 
proceeds go to academic programs at CLU. 

Halweg said that the wrap-up meeting 
for the auction will begin in November and 
planning for next year's auction will be in 

"The whole committee is asked to go out 
into the community and ask for donations for 
the good of the CLU students, and they have 
been extremely generous in providing goods 
and services," Halweg said. 

Photograph courtesy of Lynda l-'ulford 
Carol and Jack Gilbert, namesakes for Gilbert Sports and Fitness Center, attended the 
auction event at the Ronald Reagan Presidential Library in Sitni Valley. 

Photograph courtesy of Lynda Fulford 
Bernie and Sue Bauer with Vicki Arndt (cen- 
ter), wife of Michael Arndt. 

"This year was a larger year in the area 
of individual items donated, and the excite- 
ment of this venue has created people to be 
extremely willing to donate for the good of 
CLU student programs." 

Poulson said that it took six months to 
plan the event. 

"It was very much a team effort to meet 
the many challenges of changing the venue. 
The Community Leaders Association is the 
bridge between CLU and the greater commu- 
nity (the Conejo Valley and beyond). We get a 
lot of support from the university community 
and the Conejo Valley community. We would 
like to thank everybody who came and every- 
body who donated," Poulson said. 

Students, alumni, faculty aid staff volun- 
teered as runners, cashiers, bid card organizers 
and technical support. 

The runners covered the silent auction 
tables when the tables closed, organized the 
bid cards, brought to the auction winners 
their receipts, collected the payment infomia- 
tion and brought the receipts lo the cashiers, 
among other tasks. 

"Everything went great this year, espe- 
cially with the help of Professor Grunewald," 
CLU Controller Kevin Schaffels, who 
instructed the cashiers, said. 

The six cashiers worked in pairs. One per- 
son in each pair entered the winner and item 
ID numbers into the computer and printed the 
receipts, while the other cashier recorded the 
dollar amounts for the dnnk tickets and Ihe 
auction items onto the payment authorization 
forms and filled out the cashier log. Each pair 
of cashiers performed other duties as well. 

The Community Leaders Club began 
the auction in 1963 to raise money for the 
university's academic programs, according to 
Media Relations Director and CLA member 
Lynda Fulford. 

The club became the CLA, which hosts 
the annual Mathews Leadership Fomm and 
the annual golf tournament, in addition to the 
auction and other fundraisers, in 1963. 

Since its founding, the organization has 
provided more than SI. 5 million to enhance 
academic programs and facilities at the uni- 

"Last year, the auction netted nearly 
$64,000 which was distributed to several aca- 
demic departments for the purpose of materi- 
als and equipment," Fulford said. 

This year, it is expected to net approxi- 
mately $65,000. 

Auction Breakdown 

Big-Ticket Items 

French Country Home — $3100 
Weeklong stay @ farmhouse 
in Burgundy, France 
Winners: Lloyd & Jen Loomis 

Tour of Reagan Ranch — $2000 
Winners: Debbie & Bill Hang 
Lauri Kroll 

Hawaii Vacation — $1350 

Oceanfront Condo in Konah 
Winner: Rex Baumgatner 

Tickets to Jay Leno — $1050 

Winners: Tim & Ann Johnson 

Richard & Kate Lohrey 

Weeklong Maui Vacation — $1000 
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November 3, 2004 


The Echo 7 

Political science professors weigh in on Election 2004 

By Luci Masredjian 
Staff Writer 

The 2004 presidential election is at an 
end, and signs, buttons and posters have all 
come down. With our nation in the midst 
of war, ihe number of voters has exceeded 
those of past elections. When interviewed on 
Wednesday, Oct. 27. here is what CLU profes- 
sors in the field of political science predicied: 

"I feel students are informed; they know 
their interests. The level of enthusiasm in my 
classes about this election is different than in 
2000. There is a sense that there is more at 
stake. I think the sludents 1 talk to are tak- 
ing this election very seriously," Assistant 
Professor Jose Manchal said. 

"I ihink the election will in some ways 
mirror the last one. Kerry has a good chance 
of winning the popular vote but falling short of 
electoral votes," said Dr. Gregory Freeland. "I 
also know that there is a record registration in 
some of the conlesled states, including Florida, 
which could till the election Kerry's way. The 
Republicans are working extra hard to ensure 
that this does not happen." 

"It's virtually impossible to predict since 
the polls have the candidates roughly even. 
Part of what makes it so difficult to predict 

is that for the most part it is coming down 
to the electoral votes of a handful of states," 
Freeland said. 

The Nader factor is also a wild card. In 
2000, and according to polls now. the Nader 
voter breaks 2:1 in favor of Kerry — thus 
Nader hurts Kerry most, and in a close race in 
some states he could again be the spoiler who 
in effect throws the race to Bush. All reports 
indicate thai "interest is unusually high, 
therefore turnout should be generally up," Dr. 
Herbert Gooch said. 

"In the Senate and House i expect 
the Republicans to remain with majorilies. 
Largely a matter of mathematical odds, the 
Democrats have more seats in play to lose 
than the Republicans," Gooch said. "Locally. 

"I doubt there is a solid 
youth vote. Most younger 
voters take their cues 
from their parents rather 
than MTV." 

Dr. Herbert Gooch 
Assoc. Prof., political science 

Foxx has Oscar-worthy 
performance in "Ray 

By Tessa Carletta 
Staff Writer 

If you see only one movie this year, it 
has to be "Ray." The biopic features actor 
Jaime Foxx as the magnificent Ray Charles 
in this film about the godfather of soul, and 
all the adversities he had to overcome to 
become one of the most beloved entertain- 
ers in the world. 

This movie is one unlike any other I 
have ever experienced; from the storyline to 
the actors, to the editing, it is easily the best 
movie I have seen all year, and possibly one 
of the top ten best movies ever made. 

Taylor Hackford wrote and directed 
this film about Charles' life. It starts when 
he was seven-years-old living with his 
single mother, who was a poor sharecrop- 
per and his younger brother George who 
died tragically nine months before Ray 
went blind. 

From the beginning of his battle with 
losing his sight, Ray's mother Aretha, 
(Sharon Warren) never let him take pity 
on himself and always told him to never let 
anyone make him a cripple. It was Aretha's 
sturdiness that led Ray Charles to be able to 
succeed in an industry of greed and power 
as a person who could not physically see the 
corruption going on around him. 

What is so great about this film is that 

it is quick to point out the demons Charles' 
had to wrestle for most of his 73 years. His 
promiscuity and heroin addiction are por- 
trayed in a very real light, without making 
it look the least bit glamorous but showing 
how it kept him from having to deal with 
his brother's death, 

Kerry Washington plays Delia Bea 
Robinson, Charles' wife. She is a woman 
who knows her husband is constantly cheat- 
ing on her and uses drugs, but loves him too 
much to leave him or break-up the fam- 
ily. Outstanding cast members also include 
Regjna King and Aunganue Ellis, as two of 
Charles' mistresses, Clifton Powell as his 
loyal personal manager, and C.J. Sanders 
and Teirone Bell as young Charles and 
George respectively. Every character was 
played with perfection and originality; not 
one actor seemed miscast or unnecessary. 

The director also made sure that only 
the original artists voices are used in the 
songs. And as for casting someone who 
could look like he was playing the piano, 
that was not a problem. Jamie Foxx got 
through college on a classical piano scholar- 
ship so he was able to do all the ivory work 
himself. With all the Oscar buzz surround- 
ing Foxx, I wouldn't be surprised if the film 
was nominated for Best Movie as well. If 
one movie deserves to sweep the awards 
this March, it's "Ray." 

Marisa Glatzner, senior, psychology Mike Calkins, freshman, ESSM 

"I celebrated by mailing in my absentee bal- 
lot for George Bush" 

"I played flag football, took a shower, played 
poker and won 10 bucks. It was a good night" 

in Ventura County and the city of Thousand 
Oaks, I predict incumbents to win, and where 
there are not in two local assembly races, I 
think Strickland and Nava will win," Gooch 

"I don't think anybody has a good sense 
of what's going to happen next Tuesday. The 
polls are all over the place," Marichial said. 
"The number of people with caller ID that 
refuse to talk to pollsters makes it even more 
difficult to know who is actually going to vote. 
It really depends on which party gets out the 

"I doubt there is a solid youth vote, mosl 
younger voters take their cues from their par- 
ents rather than MTV," Gooch said. 

"Last night al the Republican and 
Democratic Club debates, Republican students 
appeared to outnumber Democrats, and at the 
least they were more vocal. I will say that there 
are more Democrats now on campus than in 
the past. I have also seen a few Bush signs up 
around here," Freeland said 

"In my TO. neighborhood, I've seen 
more Bush yard signs. I think that it's 50-50 
among my students," Manchal said. 

The professors mostly agreed that there 
was a considerable rise in student awareness 
and concern for this year's election. 

"I'm not teaching a [poli sci] class this 
semester, but my general impression from 
speaking with students around campus is that 
interest is up and they are more mfonned and 
engaged than I have seen in quite a while," 

" I feel comfortable with 
the future in these stu- 
dents' hands, whether 
they are Democrat or 

Dr. Gregory Freeland 
Professor, political science 

Marichal said. 

"I think that the difference between the 
parties has been spelled oul belter than 1 have 
seen in the last couple of election cycles, and 
being al war plus nervous economic times has 
helped elicit interest. Tins is good, we need 
people to develop early the habit of return lo 
idealism. It has been fashionable for so long 
to be cynical and passive; 1 hope this is chang- 
ing." Gooch said. 

"I feel comfortable with the future in 
these students hands," Freeland said, "whether 
they are Democrat or Republican." 

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November 3, 2004 

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Osama bin Laden has once again infil- 
trated himself into the minds and hearts of the 
American people. 

In a new tape that surfaced last week, the 
al-Qaeda leader warned of more imminenl 
attacks and the ways in which the American 
public- can protect themselves from suffering 
through another Sept. 1 1 th. 

The 1 8-minute long tape, aptly nicknamed 
the "bin Laden bombshell," was aired by 
Al-Jazeera television last Friday. For the first 
time, bin Laden made it clear that he directly 
responsible for the attacks on the World Trade 
Center on September 1 1 , 200 1 . 

"I am addressing you, the American 
people, in this message in order to show you 
the best way to avoid another Manhattan and 
to tell you about the war, its reasons and its 
results," bin Laden said. "I also want to tell 
you that security is certainly one of the most 
important human issues and that free people 
never abandon their security." 

Bin Laden said the best way to protect 
ourselves from future attacks is to change U.S. 
policy in the Middle East. 

"Contrary to what Bush has said, we are 
not against freedom. Otherwise, why doesn't 
he explain how we did not attack Sweden?" 
bin Laden said. "We have fought you because 
we are free people, and we want to bring free- 
dom to all our people. Just as you threaten our 
security, we threaten your security." 

Bin Laden mentioned the president sev- 
eral times in the tape and even attacked Bush's 
complacency on the attacks, mocking him 
for continuing a meeting with schoolchildren 
when the news came in. 

"We never thought that the high com- 
mander of the U.S. armies would leave 50,000 
of his citizens in both towers to face the horrors 
by themselves when they most needed him,' 1 
bin Laden said, "because it seemed to distract 
his attention from listening to the girl telling 
him about her goat butting was more important 
than paying attention to airplanes butting the 
towers which gave us three times the time lo 
execute the operation." 

Come on. Bush, even Osama bin Laden 

is criticizing your leadership. That's just down- 
right disgraceful. 

"Despite entering the fourth year after 
Sept. 1 1 , Bush is still deceiving you and is hid- 
ing the truth from you and therefore the rea- 
sons are still there to repeat what happened," 
bin Laden said. 

Bush recounted by saying "Americans 
will not be intimidated or influenced by an 
enemy of our country. We are at war with these 
terrorists, and I'm confident we will prevail," 

Democratic nominee John Kerry, who 
was also mentioned on the tape, spoke out 
against bin Laden and vowed to track down 
the terrorist and his followers. 

"As Americans, we are absolutely united 
in our determination to hunt down and destroy 
Osama bin Laden and the terrorists," Kerry 
said. "They are barbarians. And I will stop at 
absolutely nothing to hunt down, capture, or 
kill the terrorists wherever they are, whatever 
it takes. Period." 

Experts confirmed that the tape was made 
recently, at least within the last two months, 
with bin Laden referring to the nearly four- 
year milestone since the Sept. 1 1th attacks and 
the 1,000 death toll of American troops that 
was reached in early September of this year. 
It is the first confirmed new video from bin 
Laden in almost three years. 

However, a U.S. official said the tape 
"lacks what we assess to be an explicit threat, 
and reiterates well-worn themes." Since the 
tape's release, the terror alert on the nation has 
remained at yellow, except for highly suscep- 
tible financial buildings in New York, New 
Jersey and Washington, D.C., which remain 
at orange. 

Vice President Dick Cheney mentioned 

"We never thought that 
[President Bush] would leave 
50,000 of his citizens in both 
towers to face the horrors by 
themselves when they most 
needed him." 

Osama bin Laden 

the tape during a speech in Iowa on Saturday 
in the hopes it would remind the American 
people of the severity of this issue. 

"We have all seen the tape of Osama bin 
Laden," Cheney said. "It's a reminder that we 
are engaged in a global war on terror. This is a 
conflict we did not choose, but it is a conflict 
we will win." 

Sorry, Dick, Bush chose to invade Iraq, 
without concrete evidence of any connection 
between Hussein and bin Laden. In fact, it has 
been determined that there was no connection 

whatsoever between those two men, no stock- 
piles of WMD's, and now a few hundred tons 
of explosives are missing in Iraq. 

Oh, and did I mention bin Laden has 
resurfaced and is still running free - look- 
ing alive and well, I might add. Way to go 
after the enemy, Mr. President. 

Americans will certainly be flocking to 
the polls on Nov. 2 in order lo cast their vote 
for the man they believe will keep (his country 

Former White House Political Strategist 
Bob Weiner spoke out about the tape on 
Saturday and the potential impact it could 

"[Bush] has failed to get the 
man who sent the planes into 
our skyscrapers and killed 
3,000... but he does have a war 
in Iraq, now proven unrelated 
to those attacks." 

Bob Weiner 
Former White House political strategist 

have on the race. 

"The media, the President, and the 
Administration unfortunately are ignoring 
or missing the real news of the new bin 
Laden tape: Osama bin Laden is now con- 
firmed and proven alive despite even recent 
Administration statements," said Weiner, who 
assisted General Barry McCaffrey during 
Clinton's reign as president. 

Weiner publicly criticized President Bush 
for failing to capture the terrorist head while 
we had the opportunity back in 2001. Instead 
of taking care of bin Laden when we had him 
in our grasp. Bush handed the responsibility 
over to Afghan warlords and the American 
people are now paying the price. 

Weiner commented earlier this year on 
the Bush administration's complete inabil- 
ity to capture the top masterminds behind the 
September 1 1 attacks, which were the main 
factor in Bush's justification for sending the 
country to war. 

"Over three years ago, on September 17, 
2001, President Bush stated he 'wanted' bin 
Laden 'dead or alive.' He has neither," Weiner 
said. "He's failed to get the man who sent the 
planes into our skyscrapers and killed 3,000 
- but he does have a war in Iraq, now proven 
unrelated to those attacks. We're in the same 
place we were three years ago, with perhaps 
even more risks." 

Certainly not the depiction Bush has 
painted for the American people during this 
election - but if there is anything we have 
learned from his last four years in office, it's 
that you should never take George W. Bush 
on his word. 


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The echo 

Dear Echo, 

I am a junior transfer student here at 
CLU. One reason I chose to attend CLU 
was the level of compassion and maturity 
that the student body encompasses. This 
being said, I am appalled at the self-serv- 
ing, pity party letters recently submitted by 
members of the dance team in response to 
the Homecoming game halftime show. 

First off, the dance team is the only 
"club" that has been allowed to perform 
at such an event. You do not hear other 
clubs whining about mistreatment or 
exclusion. Secondly, the dance team was 
given ample opportunity to attend plan- 
ning meetings to work out such staging 
details and failed to do so. Thirdly, the 
dance team (supposedly) agreed to move 
their presentation to either side of where 
the float would be staged 

Fourthly, I feel it is unnecessary for 
certain members of the dance team to 
degrade and put down the hard work put 
into the float by members of the group. I 
also find it rude that these members of the 
dance team have disregarded the months 
of "blood, sweat, and tears" that members 
of the ASCLU and Student Programs had 
put in to create a wonderful homecoming. 

Lastly, in response to the young lady 
who wrote about making her memories 
at college; you have four years here at 
CLU. Instead of spending your time at a 
pity party, perhaps you could spend your 
lime focusing on the future, not wallowing 
in the past 

Nicole Lipka, 
Junior, Ethics Major 

Dear Echo, 

I thought long and hard about responding 
to the letters from the past two weeks regard- 
ing the dance team. I really think it is impor- 
tant thai students feel comfortable writing to 
the Echo to express their feelings. 

However, after reading those letters, 
it just affirmed for me that the best way to 
spread news at Cal Lu is through the Lu 
Vine. (And we all know that the Lu Vine is 
never accurate.) I thought it was necessary to 
clear up some of the misinformation about the 
Homecoming Week activities. 

First of all, the CLU dance team is 
comprised of a very talented group of young 
women. I think that the team has some of the 
best student leadership on campus. 

I have been so impressed by Kaytie 
St. Pierre's efforts to bring the team to the 
next level, including all of the fundraising 
for their competition in Florida. And after 
Homecoming Week it makes me sad that 
the girls would think that Student Life would 
intentionally make them feel unsupported. 

Let's begin with the USC Flygirls. The 
Midnight Madness committee decided on a 
hip hop theme for the event this year (hence 
the DJ and Flygirls). Unfortunately, the theme 
did not stand out that much, and in turn, the 
dance team was offended that another dance 
group was invited. 

The Flygirls are a club at USC, not their 
Division I dance team. It was not the inten- 
tion of the committee to "show up" the dance 
team at all. We thought that it would be fun 
to exhibit this type of performance group. 
Sure the crowd liked the Flygirls, but they are 
not CLU's dance team. CLU supports their 

own — when they are cheering on the girls, 
they are watching their friends. 

If the committee would have thought 
that the team would be offended, they would 
have never brought the Flygirls. I would have 
canceled them the day of if we would have 
known it bothered them. 

As for the halftime show — yes, it was 
me who pulled the trailer in front of the dance 
team. First of all, I have been directly involved 
with the Homecoming halftime show for the 
pajt 7 years. 

In that lime, the dance team has never 
performed during halftime. Both the dance 
and cheer teams perfonn before the game to 
allow for the other Homecoming activities. 

Kaytie and I obviously had miscommu- 
nication from the very beginning. When she 
and I first spoke, I was under the impression 
that someone else had already told them that 
the team could perform during halftime, and I 
needed to accommodate them with the show. 

I was given 20 minutes, so knowing that 
the dance team needed 4 minutes was a big 
deal. The football team is penalized if we go 
over the lime allotted. I waited until the abso- 
lute last minute before I told the trailer to pull 
in front of the team. Tmst me, my heart ached 
when I had to do that. 

However, the dance team was informed 
Wednesday of Homecoming week that an 8 
foot tail backdrop would be at the 50 yard line. 
I said that I would try to pull it as far forward 
as possible, but it would be set up at the 50 
yard line. I encouraged the team to dance to 
either side, but they had already blocked their 
routine and wanted it to be in the center. 

The reason there was time left in the half 
was because there has to be enough time for 

the learn lo come back out on the field. Yes, I 
apologize that the backdrop blocked some of 
ihe audience's view. 

I am sorry that we could not accom- 
modate everything perfectly. However, I feel 
more compelled lo apologize to the freshmen 
and sophomore court members whose biogra- 
phies were not read because of time. 

I'd also like to apologize to the Hall of 
Fame inductees. The dance team will dance 
again, but this is the only time these individu- 
als will be inducted into the Hall of Fame. 

Ms. Corbin's letter mentioned that she 
hoped this was ihe Homecoming of my 
dreams. Actually it was quite ihe contrary. I 
definitely did not want to leave the funeral of 
my good family friend lo run around in nylons 
and heels at the CLU Homecoming Game. 

! don't plan the Homecoming that I 
would have always wanted, this is my job. 
It is my job to make sure that you remember 
your Homecoming from college. I just hope 
that you remember all of the amazing activi- 
ties that occurred this week, and don't dwell 
on the one thing that disappointed you. 

As for Ms. Duggan's letter — I am really 
not sure how 10 respond. I am so surprised that 
you discredited so many of the other people 
thai worked so hard for this show. It scares 
me that the only way your college expenence 
will be great is through support of the dance 

I sincerely hope that you find many 
ways to enjoy college; CLU has so much to 
offer you. 


Nicole Hackbarth 

Coordinator for Student Programs 

Letters to the Editor 

Dear Echo, 

It seems that there is a large amount of 
incorrect information floating around regard- 
ing the Homecoming halftime show and, in 
specific, the moving of the float/portable stage 
onto the 50-yard line during the dance team's 

I am hoping that, as the sound designer 
of-, a performer in-, and one of the technical 
directors of the band perfonnance section of the 
Homecoming halftime show. I might be able to 
dispel some of this questionable information. 

I would like to first address the techni- 
cal aspects of the halftime show. As Ihe sound 
designer and one of the technical directors. I was 
personally tasked with devising a way to have 
the student music ensemble set up, plugged in, 
and ready to play by the end of the Dance team's 

After quite a few meetings and brainstorm- 
ing sessions, we decided that using a portable 
"stage on wheels" was the best possible method 
for a quick set up and tear down. Once we 
decided upon this plan, it was a matter of having 
the proper connections (i.e. power, microphone, 
monitors, etc.) ready and waiting when the float 
was pulled up. 

At the sound check and final run through 
for the halftime show (at approximately 9 a.m. 
on the morning of the event), the connections 
were set so they would be exactly where the 
stage would be for the performance. In order for 
our allotted three-minute setup lo be a success, 
the stage needed lo be within two lo three feet of 
where it was during our morning sound check 
and rehearsal. 1 hope that clears up the "why was 
the stage moved" question that has been present 
for the last two weeks. 

Now, I'm sure that many people are won- 
dering why this Dance team/portable stage con- 
flict wasn't cleared up earlier. There were two 
main factors that prevented the anticipation of 
this problem. 

The first factor was what I can only guess 
was an error in communication. The Student 

Life staff involved with the halftime show 
informed the Dance team of the presence of the 
float and asked them to perform on the 30-yard 
line. That was the last information that the staff 
of the halftime show received. 

The second factor in this dilemma is a bit 
more complex and, in order to prevent any spe- 
cific finger pointing, 1 am going to be somewhat 
ambiguous in its stating. 

A person highly involved in the leadership 
of the Dance team was approached and invited lo 
attend one of the musical ensemble's rehearsals/ 
logistical meetings. This member/leader of the 
Dance team responded that the rehearsal was 
"on their [the Dance team's) day off." 

An effort was made to include members 
of the Dance team leadership in the planning 
process of the halftime show, but a "day off" 
was made their priority. 

I would also like to" respond to two other 
specific claims made in past weeks' letters to the 
editor. First, I would like to address the claim 
that "certain unnamed offices" don't support the 
Dance team and their hard work. 

I would like to point out, since Student Life 
was clearly the implied "unnamed office," that 
(according lo my ASCLU sources) Student Life/ 
ASCLU is responsible for providing the Dance 
team their funding through the clubs and organi- 
zations budget. Ms. Corbin, your claim of some 
conspiracy against the Dance team by Student 
Life and ASCLU is preposterous. 

Second of all, 1 would like to add my own 
note about the outcry of the Dance team's fans 
as brought up by Ms. Duggan. One of the per- 
fonners from the student musical ensemble was 
actually hit with an empty soda bottle thrown by 
a fan of the Dance team. 

In fact, her first comment to me upon 
the conclusion of the show was that she was 
harassed and pelted by various objects through- 
out the performance by people who were "upset 
about the Dance team." 

I have to say that these incidents exemplify 
whit is quite possibly the most classless audi- 
ence behavior 1 have ever witnessed in my 13 

plus years in the perfonning arts. Ms. Duggan, 
if those were my fans, I would certainly not even 
acknowledge them publicly. 

In closing, I would like to say thai ihe 
events of the Homecoming halftime show were 
unfortunate, but unavoidable due to certain tech- 
nical issues, communication issues, and a lack of 
willingness to participate in planning by certain 
groups and individuals. 

I regret these events, but I feel that the deci- 
sions of the event coordinators, myself included, 
were the correct ones. 

I would also like lo take this chance to 
personally thank those who have been criticized 
and attacked for the last two weeks. 

First of all, I would like to thank the mem- 
bers of the musical ensemble that performed 
during the halftime show. Jon V, Julie. Quinn, 

Eric, Mike, Molly, and Johnny 0., it was a 
pleasure working with you and an honor to per- 
form with such talented individuals, and it was 
extremely kind of you to give of your time and 
talent to entertain CLU's students and alumni. 

Secondly, I would like to thank the staff 
of the Student Life Office. You worked hours 
and hours extra every day for weeks, missing 
time with family, friends, and your beds, just 
to bring the students of CLU the best possible 
Homecoming week. 

For that I can't thank you enough. 

Brett Leonard 


Interdisciplinary studies: music technology and 

recording arts 

Drawing courtesy of Brandon Barclay 

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November 3, 2004 

Worden first XC conference champ 

Photo courtesy of Scott Fickerson 
Heather Worden and Krishna Skiba running hard for the Regals. 

By Emily Gjellstad 
Sports editor 

For the first time, CLU has produced 
a conference champion in Cross Country. 
Junior Heather Worden ran her fastest race last 
Saturday, taking home the title of conference 
champion, and SCIAC runner of the year. 

Worden finished the race with a time of 
2 1 :26. This is the first time in 40 years that one 
of only three other schools in the conference 

hasn't produced that champion. 

The race, which is always held at Prado 
Park in Chino, was slightly modified this year 
due to recent rainfall. There was some flood- 
ing on the course, so it had to be cut short 
about 500 meters from the origianal 6k length. 
However, Worden was still on pace to run her 
fastest time had the course been full length. 

After a tough week of being injured, and 
unable to run the few days before the race, 
Worden said she was unsure of how the race 

would go. However, considering she's never 
been pleased with her results at Prado Park, 
Worden said she was excited about her first 
place finish. 

In two weeks, Worden will compete again 
at Prado Park for the NCAA Regionals. If she 
finishes in the top 10, she will be going to the 
NCAA Nationals in Wisconsin, which, with 
Saturday's win. Head Coach Scott Fickerson 
believes is a definite possibility. 

"It's definitely in her ability," Fickerson 
said. "It's going to be a challenge, but it looks 
pretty good." 

Fickerson is confident in Worden *s run- 
ning ability and is pleased with her season 
so far. Worden will also have the home court 
advantage over runners coming from other 
conferences and the northwest, having raced 
there twice already this season. 

"I have to have a good and fast race," 
Worden said. "It's definitely possible." 

However, this season has already been 
rewarding enough for Worden. 

"The men went out there 
and ran their best race 
to date All in all, the 
whole team had an ex- 
cellent race." 

Scott Siegfried 

"I'm really pleased just to have gotten as 
far as I have," Worden said. 

The women placed fifth on Saturday, and 
with their fifth place finish two weeks ago, 
placed fifth overall in the conference. Each of 
the two races counted 50 percent toward the 
final standing. 

Kristina Skiba, a freshman, finished sec- 
ond for the Regals and came in just one min- 
ute behind Worden to place fourteenth overall 
with a time of 22:48, which was good enough 
for a spot on the second team all-conference. 

"This was my first good race this season. 
It's all coming together at the end," Skiba 

She also credits the coaching staff for 
their individual support, and the hard work put 
into training by the team. 

Fickerson is pleased with Skiba's 
improvement having finished two minutes 

Football tops Redlands, 27-24 

By Ashley Benson 
Staff Writer 

Football was victorious over their rivals, 
the University of Redlands Bulldogs for the 
first time in nine years, and it was the" first 
game they've won on the Bulldog's field since 

"The players went out there with the 
belief they would win, and they found a way 
to make it happen." Head Coach Scott Squires 

"We had a little adversity in the beginning 
but we came together as a team and it was 
great to be apart of the team that beat them on 
their field. It was an awesome game to win," 
junior Ryan Cecil said. 

The Kingsman Football team played 
Redlands on Saturday, Oct. 30 at their field. 
The game started out slow and was tied at 
halftone with a score of 10-10. 

In tile second half, senior Tyler Ruiz 
had touchdowns on runs of one yard and 1 1 
yards to give the Kingsmen the lead, 24-10. 
But within the last 7:29 of the fourth quarter, 
Redlands was able to score a touchdown and 

once again make the game tied at 24. 

Time was running out, but senior Alex 
Espinoza kicked a 4 1 -yard field goal to snatch 
the win for the Kingsmen. 

"We were excited and confident to be 
out there on the field. We went out there and 

"The players went out 
there with the belief they 
would win, and they 
found a way to make it 

Scott Squires 
Head Coach 

got the job done. It was close at times, but 
we knew we had it in us to pull off the win," 
senior Ryan Myers said. 

Ruiz finished the game with 19 rushes 
for a total of 69 yards. Junior receiver Alex 
Gonzales made two catches and ended the 
game with 95 yards. Freshmen quarterback 
Danny Jones ended the game with completing 

15 ot his 26 passes tor*a total ot 1 14 yards; he 
also threw two interceptions and the Kingsmen 
turned it over four times. 

Junior David Garza got a fumble and ran 
it 45 yards for a touchdown in the second quar- 
ter. Espinoza had another field goal attempt 
that went for 29 yards to open the game. 

"Every game is a challenge, but we have 
come together as a team and are ready for 
any game now. Next weeks game is coming 
fast and we will be ready for it," junior Nick 
Noroian said. 

The Kingsmen will play Whittier on the 
Poet's field Nov. 6 at 7 p.m. 


Saturday, Nov. 13 

vs. Chapman 

1 p.m. 

Photo courtesy of Scott Fickerson 

Scott Siegfried finds his pace in 
Saturdays race. 

behind Worden in the last race. 

"She improved dramatically," Fickerson 
said in reaction to Skiba's race. 

Scott Siegfried led the way for the 
Kingsmen. who finished eighth. With their 
eighth place finish two weeks ago. it put them 
eighth overall in the conference, just two 
points behind the seventh place team. 

Seigfried finished 44th overall and 
recorded a time of 28:42. 

Freshmen Zach Westbrook, Chris Rouse 
and Greg Walker finished 53rd, 56th, and 65th 
respectively, and according to Fickerson. ran 
their best races of the season. 

"The men went out there and ran the best 
race year to date. All in all, the whole team had 
an excellent race," senior Scott Siegfried said. 

The men were all ahead of their previous 
times, and since their course was only about 
60 yards short of the original 8k length, they 
all recorded their fastest times of the season, 
according to Siegfried. 

The team has been lightening up on their 
running, and the hard training in the beginning 
of the year is definitely paying off for the team 
Siegfried said. 

The next challenge for Cross Country 
will be the Western Regionals in two weeks 
held at Prado Park. 

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Water polo has tough loss to Oxy 

By Ty Mooney 
Staff Writer 

The Kingsmen continued SC1AC play 
last Wednesday and hosted the Pomona-Pitzer 
Sagehens at Oaks Christian. The Kingsmen 
trailed early and often, falling behind 4-2 after 
the first quarter. At halftime. they cut the score 
to 6-5. That is as close as they would get, as 
the Sagehens outscored them 7-1 in the second 

Sophomore Jared Clark and freshman 
Scott Bredesen each scored twice for the 
Kingsmen, while freshman goalie Quinten 
Beckmann made 1 1 stops at the net in the 
1 3-6 loss. 

Looking to build on their lopsided loss to 
the Sagehens, the Kingsmen took to the water 
Saturday, hosting the Occidental Tigers. The 
Tigers were 0-3 in the SC1AC and hungry to 
get a league victory. The Kingsmen entered the 
game with a record of 6- 1 9 over all, and 1-3 in 

the SCIAC. 

Both teams started the game in an awk- 
ward position. Every SCIAC water polo game 
has two referees that are assigned ahead of time 
to officiate the game. Saturday, neither of the 
two assigned referees showed up to the game, 
and only one replacement referee showed up. 
Having one referee officiate an entire pool of 
14 players is a difficult task and the official 
missed obvious calls on both sides. 

With eight seconds to go in the game, 
Clark and the Tiger's goalie got into a skir- 
mish and the ref called a timeout instead of a 
penalty. This was one of many missed calls on 
both sides. 

Head coach Craig Rond was not pleased 
with the officiating situation. 

"It was inappropriate for there to be only 
one official. It was absolutely unacceptable. 
The ref called a good game, but you just 
cannot send one ref to games in college. It's 
ridiculous. We are going to bring this up at the 
SCIAC coaches meeting," Rond said. 

Junior Captain John McAndrevv agreed 
with Rond's frustration. 

"It's tough for one ref to cover an entire 
pool, that's why they have two. He didn't win 
or lose the game for us," McAndrew said. 

In a defensive masterpiece, the Kingsmen 
took a 1-0 first quarter lead on freshman Kelby 
Tursick's goal. 

"We came out strong. Offensively we 
could use more effort, but it can only come 
one step at a time," Beckmann said. 

The Tigers scored three times in the 
second quarter, and freshman Cody Shirk 
scored once for the Kingsmen. At halftime the 
Kingsmen trailed 3-2. 

At the beginning of the third quarter, the 
Tigers extended their lead, 4-2. The Kingsmen 
responded to the goal with two of their own by 
Clark and Shirk. 

Going into the fourth quarter, the game 
was tied <M. With five minutes to go, Keann 
Ferguson scored the game winning goal for 
the Tigers. The Kingsmen lost a hard-fought 

Volleyball defeats 
Redlands, Oxy 

By Heather Worden 
Staff Writer 

Closing in on their final weeks of the 
season, the Reagals volleyball team had 
some solid performances to boost up their 
confidence for their last week of SCfAC 

Tuesday, Oct. 26, the Regals defeated 
SCIAC opponent University of Redlands 3-1 
at home, with game scores of 30-27, 27-30, 
30-22 and 41-39. 

"It just clicked," outside hitter Meredith 
Nelson said. "We wanted it more than before 
and it made us feel good " 

The Regals took games one and three 
and let game two slip out of their hands. 
Down 2- 1 . the Bulldogs had the lead in the 
fourth game, but could not hold onto it 

The Bulldogs fought back, matching 
the Regals point-for-point at the end until 
one team could pull away by two points. The 
rally went on for some time until CLU pulled 
off the victory. 41-39. 

"It was the first time we came out and 
fought back," libera Keely Smith said, "We 
knew what needed to be done and we did 

"Fighting back showed character on our 
part," outside hitter Johanna Farren said. "We 
came out ready to play." 

The Regals dominated the field in every 
category except for digs where they were out 
dug 1 1 2- 1 07, despite dropping a game. 

M iddle blocker Katie Schneider hit .27 1 
with 19 kills and also collected 35 digs and 
seven blocks to lead the Regals to the victory. 
Outside hitter Christie Barker hit .215 with a 
match-high 26 kills for the Regafs. 

"It was the first time we 
came out and fought 
back. We knew what 
needed to be done and 
we did it." 

Keely Smith 

On the road Friday at Occidental, the 
Regals showed dominance over the Tigers. 
The Regals out hit the Tigers 47-24. out- 
blocked them 5-2, recorded 19 more assists 
and had seven aces to Occidental's two. 

"We made sure we stayed focused and 
didn't go down to their level," Nelson said. 

The Regals won in straight sets. 30-18, 
30-12 and 30-23. 

"We went in there and had control most 
of the game," Farren said. 

"This game was used for more of 
a chance to get ready for La Verne on 
Tuesday," Smith said. 

The Regals held the Tigers to a .011 
attack percentage and posted a .365 mark of 
their own. Barker hit .455 with a match-high 
1 2 kills and also served up a match-high three 
aces. Schneider added 11 kills and Amanda 
Kiser added 10 kills for the Regals. 

The Regals swept both Redlands and 
Occidental in SCIAC play and improved to 
16-6 overall and 10-2 in SCIAC. 

The Regals will conclude their regular 
season Thursday night Nov. 4, on the road at 

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McAndrew was disappointed about the 
loss but took an optimistic approach. 

"We played solid. When we had opportu- 
nities, we did not seize. We needed to »et better 
at one-on-nobodies, and shooting at the goalie 
instead of from the comers," McAndrew said. 

Rond was impressed with the team's 
improvement over the course of the week. 

"We played much better today. 
Wednesday we were inconsistent on defense. 
Today, it was hard fought start to finish." Rond 

The loss brought the Kingsmen's record 
to 6-20, and 1- 4 in the SCIAC. More impor- 
tantly, the Kingsmen played a team game and 
kept hope alive until the end. According to 
Rond, it is going to take a little more maturing 
to start taking the close games consistently, and 
that will come as time progresses. 

This week the Kingsmen continue 
SCIAC play as they travel to Claremont on 
Wednesday and Whittier on Friday. 

Men's soccer drops 
game to Claremont 

By Ryan Zarlengo 
Staff Writer 

The Kingsmen's soccer season started 
with hope, promise and the possibility to win 
SCIAC. These goals are no longer possible as 
CLU dropped another game to Claremont- 
Mudd-Scripps on Monday, Oct. 25. 

Play started evenly as both sides had sev- 
eral opportunities to net a goal. However, in 
die tenth minute, the Stags scored the game's 
only goal. The Kingsmen tried to equalize but 
kept missing key opportunities on offense. The 
closest they came was a header by junior Mark 
Tevis in the second half 

"We just couldn't get anything started 
against Claremont. We came out sluggish and 
couldn't turn it around. We need to find a way 
to get the ball to our offense and have more 
scoring chances. We aren't putting enough 
pressure on the other team's defense and 
goalie," sophomore Ryne Minzey said. 

Jamie Lavelle made five saves in the net 
on 12 shots. This was the Kingsmen's fourth 
loss in SCIAC. which basically eliminates 
them from any chance at winning the confer- 
ence title. 

Rain proved to be somewhat of a late 
season omen as the La Verne game on Oct. 
27 was postponed. Only three days later. Ihe 
Kingsmen soccer team fell in their final home 
game against third place Pomona-Pitzer. 

The Sagehens dominated the first half 
and out shot the Kingsmen 16-5. CLU looked 
shell-shocked going into the half, down 2-0. 

"Pomona just basically outplayed us. 
When the defense and offense aren't playing 

"Pomona just basically 
just outplayed us. When 
the defense and offense 
aren't playing well, bad 
things happen." 

Ehren Flygare 

well, bad things happen. I think we are all jusi 
a little bit worn out from the season in general, 
but it is still no excuse. If we didn't have Jamie 
in the net, the result could have been even 
worse," junior Ehren Flygare said 

freshman Ricky Getchell ignited the 
Kingsmen in the second half with a goal in 
the 65th minute assisted by senior co-captain 
Greg Allen. But, it was not enough and CLU 
lost 2- 1 in their final home game. 

"I'm hoping we end the season on a high 
note. We beat La Verne earlier this year 2-0, and 
I hope we can do the same thing on Sunday at 
their place. Of course. CSU Hay ward and UC 
Santa Cruz will both be tough games, but if we 
can pull out wins it would be a nice finish to 
the season." sophomore Kyle Murray said. 

With the last two losses, the Kingsmen 
soccer team fell to 9-7-0 overall and 7-5-0 in 
SCIAC play. 

With the La Verne game postponed until 
Oct. 31, CLU has only four more games, all 
of which are going to be testing and difficult. 
They face rival CSU Hayward and always 
tough UC Santa Cruz in their last game of the 
season on Nov. 6. 

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Volume 46 No. 9 

California Lutheran University 

60 West Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 


Random Acts of Kindness to 
brighten campus all week long 

See story page 3 

November 10, 2004 


Threatened habitat on North Campus building site 
causes concern for the local ecosystem 

See story page 4 


Kingsmen football beats 
Whittier. extends streak 

See story page 7 

Americans cast their votes 

By Ashley Fleming 
Staff Writer 

The Nov. 2 presidential election saw 
Americans hit the polls m numbers not seen 
in more than a decade, both at CLU and the 
entire nation The Nelson Room was one of 
the many polling stations in Thousand Oaks. 
Over 900 voters visited the station througliout 
tlie day. 

According to voter inspector Walter 
Malong. at the CLU polling station there were 
837 regular voters and 81 prcnisional voters. 

Provisional ballots are offered to potential 
voters whose names cannot be located on local 
election rolls. In the 2000 election, only 3-5 
absentee ballots were cast at tliis polling sta- 
tion Compare this with last Tuesday's turnout 
where a record of 123 absentee ballots were 
cast according to Malong. 

"This was by far the biggest turnout we 
have seen in over ten years." said Malong. He 
also said that the large number of absentee 
and provisional ballots mostly came from 
CLU students. "A tremendous amount of Cal 
Lutheran Students voted," Malong said 

"There was an all-day peak of voters here. 
There were a few lines out the doora couple of 
times, and all the booths were usually filled up. 
but everyone flowed in and out pretty easily," 
voter official Mary Wellington said. 

Sophomore Sam Campeau voted on cam- 
pus and said it was more convenient to walk to 
tlie Nelson Room and vote rather than drive 
home an hour away to cast his ballot 

"I wanted to physically walk-in and 
vote rather than mail in an absentee ballot so 
1 changed my voter address to school" said 
Campeau "I voted because it's my right and 
duty as a citizen to vote and to be heard, ard I 
really wanted to vote on the propositions." 

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Voters cast their ballots in the Nelson room on Nov. 2. Turnout was much higher than in 2000. 

Campeau was surprised and pleased that 
there were no lines and lie was able to cast his 
vote in a timely manner. 

"The election officials seemed to know 
what they were doing, but I was distraught 
that they didn't have anymore T voted' stick- 
ers," Campeau said 

The last person to vote before tlie polls 
closed was sophomore Michelle Ridenour. "I 

didn't even know I was voting until 10 min- 
utes ago." Ridenour said as she was outside 
the polling place The sophomore said she had 
problems with her absentee ballot not getting 
to lier in time, and that she didn't realize slie 
could vote provisionally until a friend told her 
right before the polls closed at 8 p.m. 

"1 think it is cool for students that you can 
come vote on campus even when you are from 

a different county," said Ridenour. 

According to Malong, at the end of 
tlie day. die polling station on campus ran 
smoothly, which is something that can't be 
said for a lot of other polling places, where 
many voters waited in line for liours. Overall, 
students and the poll workers seemed to be 
pleased with how smoothly the process went 
on Election Day. 

Grad Fair showcases what lies beyond CLU 

By Luci Masredjian 
Staff Writer 

Photograph bv Kvle Peterson 

Sophomore Andrea Frankel stopped by the Western University table. 

Over 30 graduate schools were present at 
the graduate school fair, including several top 
ranked California schools, as well as several 
others located throughout the country. 

Held Wednesday, Nov. 3. at the flag- 
poles, the Grad Fair was organized by Career 
Services and was organized by recruitment 
coordinator and Career Services Counselor 
Cynthia Smith 

"We always tell students that if you plan 
on going to grad school it's never too early to 
at least pick up some information The earlier 
you plan, the more prepared you'll be," Smith 

All graduate schools listed off of CLU's 
Career Services database were invited to 
the fair. Marry of the graduate schools in 
California were invited as well as a few 
schools from out of state, like Hawaii Pacific 
University, Midwestern University, and 
Regent University, School of Law in Virginia 

Other prominent schools included the 
University of the Pacific. McGeorse School 

of Law. which was nationally ranked 7th 
out of 180 US. law schools by tlie Princeton 

"It doesn't take a whole lot of marketing 
to get tlie graduate schools here. A lot of them 
will send us information through the mail," 
Smith said 

Top rated schools such as Affiant 
International University, with an emphasis 
on Psychology, as well as Fielding Graduate 
Institute attended The University of Michigan. 
School of Social Work, which has been ranked 
at the top spot for the past 10 years by "US 
News & Worid Report" also had representa- 
tives attend the fair. 

According to Smith, many students, 
especially underclassmen, have questions 
about post-graduation life. This event was 
aimed to get students on the right track. 

"I feel that the fairs we put on are pretty 
positive," Smith said. "Students can talk to 
someone face to face about any questions 
they may have. A lot of times students can go 
straight to a school's website for information, 
but it helps to have someone that can answer 

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NOVKMHKR 3, 2004 

A week at California Lutheran University: 


november 10 

CSC: Random Acts of Kindness Week 

CSC: Operation Christmas Child 

All day 

University Chapel 



French Club Film Fest - "UAuberge 
Preus-Brandt Forum 
4:30 -7:30 p.m. 

World Fair 

SUB and Pavilion 
5 - 7 p.m. 

Common Ground 

Chapel Narthex 
9:11 p.m. 

Sophomore Year Experience 
Overton Hall 
7 p.m. 


november 11 

CSC: Random Acts of Kindness Week 

CSC: Operation Christmas Child 

All day 

Career Workshop: Interviewing for 

Nelson Room 
5:30 p.m. 

Intramural Volleyball 

9 p.m. 

The NEED - Service Night 

10 pm. 


november 12 

CSC: Random Acts of Kindness Week 

CSC: Operation Christmas Child 

All day 

Pre-registration for spring 2005 begins 

Black Box Production 

Club Lu: Hypnotist 


9 p.m. 


november 13 

Fall Showcase 

Black Box Production 

Football vs. Chapman 
Ml. Clef Stadium 

1 p.m. 


november 14 

Intramural Flag Football 

Practice Field 

1 p.m. 

Faculty Recital - Eric Kinsley 

2 p.m. 

Lord of Life Worship 

6:15 p.m. 

Intramural Volleyball 


9 p.m.* 


november 15 

Sexual Responsibility Week 
CSC: Operation Christmas Child 

All day 

Gender and Women 's Studies Program 
and Campus Ministries - "Money, Sex, 
Power " Dialogue 
Overton Hall 
10 a.m. 

Loan Exit Counseling for Stafford 
Loan recipients graduating in Dec '04 

Nelson Room 
10 a.m. or 4 p.m. 

ASCL V-G Senate Meeting 

Nvgreen 2 
5:15 pm 

ASCLU-G Programs Board Meeting 

Nvgreen 2 
7 p.m. 


november 16 

Sexual Responsibility Week 

CSC: Operation Christmas Child 

All day 

Intramural 3-on-3 Basketball 
Pederson Basketball Courts 
6 p.m. 


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Home tutoring for all subjects 
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CLU student wauled. 
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Saturday, November 1 3th 
8:30 pm-1:00 am 

Help with a North Ranch 
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Meet in the SUB at 12:30, and 

we will be finished by 3:30. 

Drivers are needed! 

The clothes wilt be donated to local shelters. 

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November 10, 2004 


The Echo 

Laser tag beamed a success 

By Sarah Wagner 
Staff Writer 

Laser guns, arcade games and pizza were 
all found at last week's Club Lu event, held at 
ihe Lazer Slar in Camarillo. The games started 
at 9 p.m., when the first group of players was 
briefed for their game of laser tag while others 
enjoyed pizza and conversation, waiting for 
their turn. 

The ASCLU Programs Board was expect- 
ing a large crowd, so students wanting to play 
laser tag had to sign up ahead of time for slots 
in the SUB through out the week. Slots were in 
20 minute time periods, and while a group was 
playing their game, others played free arcade 
games and could enjoy free pizza. 

Because of the different time slots that 
students could play, this event was not as 
hectic as others have been in the past. Students 
were asked to show up 1 5 minutes before their 
allotted time to play, which kept the flow of 
students slower and made for a calm atmo- 

"The time slots completely filled up, so 
we were expecting a big crowd. But it has gone 

smoothly and has stayed pretty quiet for most 
of the night," Programs Board Representative 
Michele Hernandez said. 

This Club Lu event did not take long to 
plan because two years ago Lazer Star hosled 
the same event. Phone calls were made to the 
manager at ihe beginning of the school year, 
tickets and sign-up sheets had to be made and 
marketing needed to be done. 

"The biggest part of planning was the 
marketing. We had lo get the word out aboul 
this event, so we made flyers, it was adver- 
tised in the Echo and the Club Lu signs were 
out. But the biggest help was word of mouth, 
friends telling friends," Hernandez said. 

The managers of the Lazer Star also had 
their own things to do in preparation for the 
event. The pizza had to be ordered, all arcade 
games had to be changed to free play and the 
laser tag games needed to be run. Their job 
was also lo turn the public away, as this event 
was exclusively tor CLU students. 

"It wasn't very hard lo get ihe place ready 
because everything was done within a few 
hours, ll has been a peaceful night and every- 
thing has gone smoothly," Lazer Star assistant 

manager Aaron Rocha said. 

When it was time for each group's turn 
in the laser tag arena, they were briefed on 
instructions of the game and general safely 
rules while the game was being played. 
Students were then put into two teams, with 
ten people on each team and a designated color 
for each team. Some students had strategies for 
playing the game while others just played for 

"My strategy was to not get shot. 
Basically 1 just followed everyone else on my 
team and the people who work here," sopho- 
more Julie Parker said. 

Along with free games of laser tag, there 
were free arcade games, although the prize 
booth was not open for students. Some of 
the arcade games included: Jungle Jive, Star 
Wars Trilogy. Warzaid and Hydro Thunder. 
This event was a good way for students lo 
meet new people while having fun with their 

"I came because it was something free to 
do on a Friday night. But I've also met a lot of 
people I've never seen before, so it's been a lot 
of fun," senior Stephanie Angeli said. 

Students find new opportunities overseas 

By Tessa Carletta 
Staff Writer 

While in college, students have the 
opportunity to live in another country for 
a time ranging from six weeks to one year, 
while taking college courses for credit. This 
can be carried out with the help of the Study 
Abroad Office. 

The Study Abroad Office has almost all 
the information that one needs to be an interna- 
tional student. The office offers students three 
ways to study abroad in over 29 countries, as 
well as Washington, D.C. and New York City. 

-The three different ways that students 
can study abroad are through Direct Exchange 
Programs, in which all financial aid is trans- 
ferable, and it is through a college associated 
with CLU. 

This option is by far the best for those 
whose have significant private scholarships 
and grants from CLU. The second way to 
study abroad is through CLU Approved 
Programs, where only state and federal finan- 
cial aid is accepted, and all those courses are 
recognized as transferable. 

This option has students working with the 

choice of eleven different intemalional study 
abroad programs. Each varies by price, avail- 
able countries, courses, and eligibility. 

The third option is going abroad through 
CLU Non-Approved programs, in which 
students make their own outside contacts and 
have to disenroll from CLU for the semester or 
year No CLU financial aid is available. 

This program includes the popular 
Semester At Sea option, where students sail 
around the world on cruise ship that has been 
lumed into a small college. Instructors from a 
multinational faculty teach the classes while 
the ship is sailing or at port at one of any num- 
ber of coastal cities worldwide. 

While studying abroad, students are also 

"Dr. Gooch was hilarious 
and encouraging, and 
would be there to help 
build-up the program as 
much as he could." 

Kristie Barge 

encouraged, or even required, to get local 
internships. For those who go to Washington. 
D.C. through direct exchange, students are 
required to have internships, which will 
take up most of their time, as well as a few 
classes. Junior Kristie Barge, a double major 
in Political Science and English, went to D.C. 
last spring, and got an internship working for 
her home congressman, John Doolittle. 

While there, she stayed in ten story apart- 
ments buildings in the city which had "a wrap 
around porch, and you could see almost the 
entire city from it. Il was amazing," Barge said. 
"Students do most of the work, which is filling 
out all the applications and paper work, but 
Dr. Gooch was hilarious and encouraging, and 
would be there to help build-up the program as 
much as he could." 

This spring, she is planning on going lo 
Spain through AIFS, one of CLU's approved 
programs. Because of this, she will go through 
a different process, as she will not be working 
directly with the school. 

Students just getting into ihe program 
should note that Dr. Gooch is on sabbatical, 
and there is a new person in charge: Lisa 
Bjelke, who runs the office with student vol- 

Local band b rings Mayhem to the NEED 

By Amy Puntar 
Staff Writer 

The SUB was full of the dulcet sounds 
of local group Mayhem last Thursday night. 
This band includes CLU's own Brian Wynn 
and Grant Toland along with two others, 
Derek Cobum and Landon Young. Students 
mingled in the SUB, spending time with their 
friends and listening to the band. There was the 
usual coffee and games for student enjoyment 
as well. 

Mayhem has been around for quite 
sometime. Wynn and Toland have been play- 
ing together since they were both about nine 
years old 

"It's been an uphill battle, but Thursday 
night was the pinnacle of our musical career, 
and we were happy with the turnout," Wynn 
said. Cobum and Young are also long-time 
friends of the original two. Wynn and Young 
played football together when they were 

"We like to play covers of bands that not 
too many people have heard of, and especially 
the less popular songs of those bands. We all 

got sick and tired of hearing other bands cover 
big hits, it's all about the songs no one has 
heard," Wynn said. 

The band has had its up and downs, 
but the group is mostly stable and work well 

"We have a great time, there aren't any 
internal power struggles within the band. We 
had another singer originally but I couldn't 
work well with him, so Grant stepped up to 
the plate," Wynn said. 

Nicole Hackbarth has been trying to book 
Mayhem at the NEED for almost a year and 
was finally able to get them on Thursday. The 
NEED has been featuring several local bands 
lately. Mayhem generally plays along Sunset 
and they often have regular gigs on weekends. 
The turnout at the event was high and the 
response was positive overall. 

"B-dubs [Brian] and Grant totally rocked 
the SUB, not to mention how hot they were," 
junior Micah Schultz-Akerson said. 

Many of the students enjoyed the atmo- 
sphere that the band created 

"[The songs were] good for background 
music during a chat," said sophomore Eddie 

The guys of Mayhem were excited about 
the response at the NEED. "Thanks to every- 
one that made it out. we really appreciate it, 
and the guys and girls that work for the NEED 
are awesome," Wynn said. 

This NEED did not have quite the energy 
that past ones have had. This made for a very 
relaxed and casual night. Some students 
weren't impressed with the laid-back mood 

"The NEED needs more enthusiasm. It 
needs to be more upbeat," sophomore Christie 
Martin said 

Although some students did not like 
the mood of this week's NEED, it was still 
widely enjoyed by the majority of students 
who attended 

"The band played some really good songs 
that were new to me, so that was really neat to 
hear." sophomore Rachel Longstaffsaid. 

According to those who attended this 
NEED was a success and a chance to see 
some talented Cal Lutheran students. Next 
week's NEED will be "Service Night," in the 
SUB at 10 p.m. on Thursday; this NEED will 
give students a chance to work on an on-cam- 
pus service project. 

Week-long celebration 
encourages kindness 

By Suzie Roslund 
Staff Writer 

Random Acts of Kindness week is 
back at CLU. It is an annual event that is 
held usually in November, and consists of 
different kindness activities that happen 
each day. 

The week was kicked off with "Service 
with a Smile." The community service cen- 
ter handed out breakfast at the flagpole in 
the morning consisting of muffins, bagels, 
hot chocolate and cider. 

Throughout the day students were able 
to make "you rock" cards for people in the 
SUB, and there were also "I am loved" but- 
tons available. 

The theme for Tuesday was "Have a 
Heart?" day, which is a new idea from past 
events. Pink hearts with ideas for kindness 
were taped to the stairs by the flagpole, and 
there were also heart-shaped cookies in the 
SUB to decorate. Students were able to 
make the cookies for themselves or to give 
to other students. Next to the cookies there 
was pink paper and heart patterns so that 
people could cut out hearts to "heart attack" 
doors on campus. 

"I plan on decorating a heart shaped 
cookie for one of my friends," sophomore 
Natalie Sylvester said "I think that this 
week is another way for students to get 
involved around campus and it's a fun thing 
that the school puts on." 

Wednesday is "Kindness Crafts" day, 
which will consist of four crafts in the SUB. 
The crafts made will be donated to different 
groups. There will be "boo-boo bunnies," 
which are generally given to schools or 
orphanages; meals on wheels bag decorat- 
ing, tissue paper flowers, which can be sent 
to different people on campus; and decorat- 
ing ribbons for the Special Olympics. 

"Show you Care with a Teddy Bear" 
will be Thursday's theme, where bears 
will be available in the SUB for people to 
decorate. The bears will then be donated to 
orphanages overseas. Thursday night at the 
NEED there will be different Service in a 
Box projects. 

"Keep in touch" day will conclude the 
week, where students will be able to write 
notes, postcards or make cards for people. 

Many of the activities are the same as 
those done in the past 

"We evaluate what went well and what 
didn't the year before and then make chang- 
es based on that," Rachel Pensack-Rinehart 
from the Community Service Center said 

"We also do events like the kindness 
crafts every year but change the crafts that 
we will be doing each year for a little bit of 
variety. Since the event has been successful 
in the past, we don't want to completely 
revamp it, but we do make some changes so 
that people don't get bored with the activi- 
ties," Pensack-Rinehart said. 

A majority of the programming for the 
week is passive, designed so that students 
can do it on their own. The Community 
Service Center wants to encourage people 
to do random acts of kindness all the time, 
not just something that happens one week 
out of the year. 

"I love participating in Random Acts of 
Kindness Week," Pensack-Rinehart said 'It 
is fun to see how creative people are when it 
comes to serving others, and I love the reac- 
tion that people have when they experience 
kindness that tbey don't expect 

"I hope, though, that this week is just a 
reminder of all the ways thai we can be kind 
to others all the time." 

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The Echo 


November 10, 2004 

CD Review: 
Simple Plan 

"Still Not Getting Any..." 

By Dana Wolf 
Staff Writer 

With the recent increase in punk rock 
bands, it's starting to seem a lot like the 
late 1990s, when the boy-band phenom- 
enon swept the nation. 

Simple Plan is helping to add to this 
current punk rock deluge. Their new CD, 
"Still Not Getting Any...," proves that 
when you have five crazy guys collabo- 
rating in a studio, the outcome is always 

The album, which was released on 
Oct. 26, is the much anticipated follow-up 
to their breakout album two years ago. 

While many people would compare 
them to artists like Blink- 1 82, Yellowcard, 
Hoobastank and the Ail-American 
Rejects, Simple Plan has a sound that's 
all its own. 

It is obvious that the group has 
grown musically since its first album, 
"No Pads, No Helmets... Just Balls." 
The group members have matured as 
individuals, as well as artists, which the 
album clearly demonstrates. 

The subject matter for many of the 
songs is more developed than in their 
previous album. The group members 
once sang about typical teenage miseries 
such as skipping school, crashing cars 
and falling in love with shallow girls who 
didn't know they were alive; they now 
sing about promises they intend to keep, 
breaking up and confusion with the world 
around them. 

Every day is no longer a "bad day" 
like it was in the other album. The group 
explores more adult emotions, as opposed 
to the petty oh-poor-me attitude of most 
young teens. 

The entire tone of the album is more 
mature and far less infantile than the last. 
The music seems to have matured with 
the lyrics. 

They are still an edgy punk band, but 
far less abrasive and in-your-face about it. 
The instruments are there to support the 
vocals, not mask any gaps they may have 
in their talent 

The members of Simple Plan seem 
to have realized that a real musical talent 
is far better at attracting attention than act- 
ing like a bunch of rowdy teenagers and 
causing a stir. 

Simple Plan has grown and it's evi- 
dent that it wants to be taken seriously as 
professional punk rock group. 

The group integrates a wider variety 
of more intricate guitar solos as well more 
musical effects than they did before. The 
guitar sound has a different and improved 
style than in the past 

The music is, all around, a fulfilling 
and grown-up evolution. It adds a dash of 
flavor to the already savory lyrics. 

While the first song, "Shut Up!" may 
sound a tad on the childish side, the songs 
develop into a more responsible sound as 
the album continues. 

If they hadn't done so before, Simple 
Plan has definitely established itself as a 
worthwhile and credible punk rock 

Great instrumentalists, emotion stir- 
ring lyrics and the upbeat tone of musical 
entertainment come together in this CD. 

All fans of punk music and artists 
like Blink- 1 82, the Ail-American Rejects, 
and Yellowcard will be satisfied in adding 
this album to their musical collection. 

Plant communities near North Campus 

By Cassandra Wolf 
Senior Staff Writer 

The Southern California cactus scrub and 
the coastal sage scrub are two of the Southern 
California plant communities near the North 
Campus construction site. 

The E1R states that about 9.5 acres of 
coastal sage scrub grow at CLU, and about 
44 acres live in Planning Area 3 of North 

"Both of these habitat types are declining 
in our region," Wehtje said. "These habitat 
types support a group of species not found in 
other types. 

"Two of the most famous are the 
California gnalcatcher and the coastal cactus 
wren. It is also difficult to replant or restore 
these types of habitats and have them provide 
functioning habitats. While it is fairly easy to 
grow many of the plants themselves, recreat- 
ing the habitat is more difficult. 

"For cactus wrens, in particular, they need 
multiple patches cactus scrub of particular 
age and size spaced at a preferred distance," 
Wehtje said. "While we can guestimate what 
these variables are, no one is quite sure. 

Also, once animals abandon an area, you 
can't assure they will come back. Often miti- 
gation measures are shots in the dark that you 
hope will work, because there isn't always a 
really good alternative. It would be better to 
leave it all alone, but neither the laws, nor 
the reality of economics, and the world today 
allow that. Non human species are usually 

The final draft of the project's 
Environmental Impact Report concludes 
that threat to either community is insignifi- 
cant; however, the populations of Southern 
California plant communities are decreasing. 

According to David Magney, president of 
the Channel Islands chapter of the California 
Native Plant Society, the presence of both com- 
munities are located from Point Conception to 
the northern part of Baja, and they can grow 
from sea level lo 2,000 feel. 

California has lost over two-thirds of its 
Southern California cactus scrub. Magney 
said thai, in his opinion, agricultural and urban 
development is responsible for the decline of 
Southern California plant communities. 

"Less than 1 percent of the coastal sage 
scrub is protected in Ventura County and prob- 
ably much less in Los Angeles, San Diego and 
Orange counties," Magney said. 

Magney said that the coastal sage scrub is 
home to the California gnalcatcher, a bird lhal 
is listed as federally threatened. 

The Southern California cactus scrub 
is dominated by prickly pear cactus— a host 
plant for the Coastal cactus wren, which is 
sensitive on federal and stale levels- 

Appropriate Measures 

According to California State Department 
of Fish and Game Senior Environmental 
Scientist Morgan Wehtje, ihe DFG uses data 
from specific wildlife fields lo detennine the 
most appropriate mitigation measures. 

Still, ihe presence of endemic species 
in the coastal sage scrub and the Southern 
California cactus scrub and the difficulty of 
duplicating a habitat compound the process 
of selecting a mitigation measure that will 
achieve ihe desired results. 

Requesting avoidance, the acquisitioning 
of land and attempting lo educate people on 
the importance of ihese communities are other 
steps taken by the DFG to maintain the plant 
communities in Southern California. 

"The department bases ils determina- 
tion on professional opinion, education and 
research," Wehtje said. "DFG staff who ana- 
lyze these projects all have degrees in one of 
the biological sciences. 

Often, their degree is in wildlife specific 
fields (wildlife biology, botany and plant ecol- 
ogy, ornithology, etc.). We also keep up to dale 
on recent information in the various fields via 
conferences and scientific journals, or publica- 
tions and information from our Sacramento 

Long-Term Impact 

The southern willow scrub is another 
Southern California planl community that the 
EIR said will also have insignificant damage 
from the North Campus construction. 

Biology Professor Barbara Collins said 
that willows help identify wetland areas, which 
were underestimated for iheir environmental 
value. California has lost a large percentage of 
its wetlands, along with the rest of the United 
States, particularly the East Coast. 

"Willows and mule fat protect animals 
thai come to the wellands," Collins said. 
"They're plants that we use to identify a wet- 
land. Some birds nesl in willows. Wetlands act 
as a sponge: the water goes into the ground 
instead of running off, they help purify the 

"Historically, we didn't realize the impor- 
tance of wetlands." Collins said. "Way back in 
the early 1 900s, the government actually subsi- 
dized you to get rid of wetlands. For example, 
if a farmer wanted lo till a wetland, he could 
do that. We realized in 19S1 that wetlands are 
important and that's when the idea of "no net 
loss" started: ihe idea was lhal you would have 
lo creale a wetland somewhere else when you 
destroy one." 

Solving the Problem 

"The problem is: now do you create 
something thai wasn't there in the firsi place," 
Collins said. "If the hydrology (the water 
coming in) was proper, you would've had a 
wetland in the first place. 

You can bring in ihe plants, but they 
might not grow or to ihe proper height. It 
might not be [sufficient] for nesting; if the soil 
is improper, the organisms and plants might 
not survive. They need a certain kind of soil 
and water." 

Wehtje said lhal in certain cases, propos- 
ing mitigation measures are not enough to 
ensure minimal environmental damage. 

"Because of the way the California 
Environmental Quality Act is written, the lead 
agency (usually the counly or city) is the one 
responsible for making the condilions stick," 
Wehtje said. 

"Unless ihe Department of Fish and 
Game issues a California Endangered 
Species Act permit or a Streambed Alteration 
Agreement (for riparian area), we do not have 
the authority lo enforce the mitigation mea- 
sures set forth in the CEQA document. If the 
document is an environmental impact report, 
often the lead agency will adopt a stale of over- 
riding considerations." Wehtje said. 

"This basically says. 'Yeah, we know 
ihere are going lo be unavoidable impacts and 
we may have asked for mitigations, bul they 
may nol be able lo meel them, bul they tried." 

"When mitigation measures don't work 

"It isn't necessarily the 
plants that are endan- 
gered. It's the habitat. We 
need to maintain certain 
habitats so we don't lose 
the species." 

Barbara Collins 
Biology professor 

we certainly take note of this, and use it as 
data for why we don't recommend or approve 
certain measures." 

Magney said that the manner in which 
cities are developing contribute lo ihe deterio- 
ration of the plain communities. 

"Smart growth" principles are impera- 
tive in ameliorating this situation and can also 
prove advantageous for human populations. 

"I believe our cilies should grow up and 
nol out," Magney said. "Thai would creale 
higher density and many people don'l like 
lhal. A lot of Califomians like to have as much 
space for their homes as possible. 

But if we concentrate our populations in 
smaller areas and keep our natural landscapes, 
then we will minimize the impact on the natu- 
ral environment and the human population will 
benefit directly indirectly by maintaining ihe 
natural environment." 

"Il isn't necessarily the plants that are 
endangered," Collins said. "It's the habitat. We 
need to maintain certain habitats so we don't 
lose the species." 

ISSy Announces New Online Directory 

ISSy CLU has a new, easy to use, directory for finding university staff and 
student listings. 

The student directory is only accessible to students, faculty, administration, and 
staff through the myCLU portal. The student directory search feature facilitates a 
isting of the student's name, e-mail address and, where applicable, phone, mailbox 
and room. Graduate and undergraduate student's information can be searched by 
first or last name. 

This new staff directory is accessible through the CLU Web site or through the 
myCLU portal. The directory provides an easy search by CLU Office & Services, 
Personnel Search and a Web Site Search.The CLU Office & Services allows a search 
by the department name and provides a listing of the department's main phone 
number and e-mail address. The Personnel Search by first and/or last name results 
in a listing of names, titles department telephone extensions, mail codes and e-mail 
addresses.The personnel search also permits a search by department Searching by 
department will display a listing of all employees per department 

If you have questions or suggestions regarding the new CLU directory, please 
contact the Help Desk at X3698 or help@clunetedu. 

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November 10, 2004 


The Echo 5 

New Japanese class aims at promoting cultural awareness 

By Dana Wolf 
Staff Writer 

There is a new language invading our 
campus from the far Eastern region of the 
world, and that language is Japanese. A new 
Japanese class is offered every Monday 
through Thursday evening from 6 to 7 p.m. in 
Humanities 112. 

Assistant Director of Admissions Dane 
Rowley is one of the main advocates for the 
Japanese program. 

"We're trying to build interest in the lan- 
guage and the culture," Rowley said. 

The class is team taught by Rowley and a 
UCLA doctorate student. "She teaches gram- 
mar a few days a week, and I do the conversa- 
tional aspect of the class," Rowley said. 

This semester is the first time in over ten 
years that Japanese has been offered on cam- 
pus, and it was not easy getting it back. 

"I spoke to Dr. Michael Bnnt and asked 

if there was a way to get the class started," 
Rowley said. "He said that we needed eight 
or more students interested in the class, so we 
sent out a campus-wide e-mail." 

This semester, they have 13 students 
enrolled in the class, and they are anticipating 
that it will only grow next semester, when a 
second term will be offered to those already 

Students who have a background of the 
Japanese language from high school or other 
means are also encouraged to join. 

With the integration of the Japanese class, 
CLU is starting to grow both academically and 

"As a California school, we should 
grow, and I want students to get to know the 
[Japanese] culture," Rowley said. 

In order to help the students learn the lan- 
guage, Rowley has the students watch popular 
Japanese shows, play games and learn the his- 
tory of the Japanese culture. 

Japanese can be a useful language to 
learn in our increasingly business-nan world. 
Many of the large international companies 
that American companies deal with are from 

"It's important to learn other languages, 
but we in America want other people to under- 
stand and cater to us," Rowley said. 

"It's important to learn 
other languages, but we 
in America want other 
people to cater to us." 

Dane Rowley 
Assistant director of admissions 

Students should be interested in learning 
Japanese because "language is a key to learn- 
ing how people think and feel in other cultures 
and they will want to understand the Japanese 
culture for business," Rowley said. 

Many students are looking forward to 
the possibility of taking a Japanese class on 

"I think that a Japanese class is a 
great addition to CLU," sophomore Rachel 
Longstaff said. "It's great that they are trying 
to add more cultural diversity to our classes." 

"I'd consider taking Japanese. It's just so 
different from Spanish or French," sophomore 
Kaleena Chappell said. "How many people 
can say, yeah, I know Japanese?'" 

For those of you who may be interested in 
learning about the Japanese language and cul- 
ture, the class is open for students to sit in on. 

"I want CLU to keep building a Japanese 
program," Rowley said "I want students to get 
to know the culture that I know and love." 

With all of the passion felt by the instruc- 
tors as well as the increasing interest from 
students, the Japanese program will undoubt- 
edly become a more prominent program in the 
years to come. 

Nu-metal band Earshot shows no sign of sophomore slump on "Two" 

By Adam Jussell 
Contributing Writer 

Earshot's sophomore effort "Two" is an 
amazing representation of nu-metai bands 
that have, as of recently, littered CD stands 

For those who may not be "hip" to this 
genre, nu-metal is a more recent development 
of alternative rock. This type of music can be 
attributed to a development in the early '90s, 
when bands like Linkin Park, Limp Bizkit and 
Kom began to see success. 

Earshot's new album is very similar to 
their debut release, "Letting Go." The band 
seemed to stick with the style and structure that 
it was familiar with in the previous album. 

Led by singer Wil Martin, Earshot has 
attempted to advance lyrically. Songs like 
"Rotten Inside," "Fall Apart" and "Someone" 

all have a very definitive Christian undertone, 
attacking such themes as sin, existence and 

The lyrics are internal, focusing on 
the struggles of the individual (most likely 
Martin). This is a change from "Letting Go," 
which seemed to be very focused on the exter- 
nal world. 

The album does have a driving force — it 
is extremely catchy. The songs are easy to lis- 
ten to. They have very basic song structures 
that leave the listener able to connect to each 
song. However, each song is very similar to the 
previous. The band has done little to experi- 
ment outside of its realm of knowledge. 

The songs sound so similar to each other 
that I found myself hoping for something dif- 

There is, of course, the obligatory slow, 
acoustic song "Should 've Been There," but it 
seems forced and out of the band's element. 

Recently, the band had its single "Wait" 
accepted to be placed on "Madden Football 
2005."This is an incredible honor as thousands 
of bands vie for less than twelve spots on the 
video game's soundtrack. The song's explo- 
sive chorus and guitar hooks lend themselves 
to the game and to listeners everywhere, lead- 
ing me to believe that this could be a break-out 
year for the band. 

Overall, Earshot's second endeavor is 
catchy, but lacking because the group didn't 
stretch themselves as much as I would have 

By the end of the disc, I found myself 
frustrated that the songs had so much potential 
and did little to step out of the formula set up 
within the first three minutes of the album. 

These songs do appeal to a wide range of 
emotion, and I wouldn't be surprised to see the 
band break out with this album or an upcom- 
ing third release. 

Earshot Quick-Hits 

Album: "Two" 


Songs to listen to: "Rotten Inside," "Down," 


Pros: Catchy enough to get your head 

Cons: Each song is very similar; lacks 


1 Disc: Better used as a coaster 

2 Discs: Maybe, if your bored with your $15 

3 Discs: Eh, why not? Try something new 

4 Discs: Definite buy for all the kids 

5 Discs: I camped out for 3 days to get the 

first copy 

Campus Quotes and photographs were compiled by Jillian Currall. 

How do you feel about the outcome of the election 

Sarah Gray, junior, liberal studies Dave Parker, senior, mathematics Katy Wilson, junior, art Knsten Lanning, senior, 


I was disappointed, but / will do my best to "Definitely pleased. I thought it was interest- "Pleased. Bush has done an excellent job, and 

try" and support the president" ing that Bush won based on moral values." his openness about bis faith is encouraging" "America spoke, and I'm very happy with It " 

josh Carr, junior, international 
studies and English 

'I was pleased. There was a higher percent- 
age of younger voters this time!' 

Alii Condra, junior, interdisciplin- 
ary, pre-holistic medicine 

"It was a dark, dark day. America wept and 
so did I." 

Loren Scott, junior, psychology 

"I'm satisfied." 

"At first, I thought Kerry should hove won, 
but now, to me Cod is in control." 

(EH'i fctCHiO 

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Second Bush term dashes any hope for liberals 

By Brande 
Editor in i 

Shortly after 11 a.m. EST on Nov. 3, 
the day after a highly contested battle for the 
White House, Senator John Kerry conceded 
the presidency to George W. Bush— and with 
him. the hopes of 56 million Americans. 

For months, the United Stales was divided 
in the most bitter sense. At least by the end of 
election night, we would finally have a defini- 
tive answer to the question that plagued us all: 
would it be "four more years" of the same or a 
new beginning for America? 

All signs seemed to point to the latter. 
Early exit polls showed Kerry with a signifi- 
cant advantage over Bush in several key states. 
The momentum for the Democratic ticket was 
high, and the realization of a liberal's dream 
seemed only hours away. 

But as soon as that momentum came, it 
was gone. As soon as precinct reports started 
pouring in, the margin between the two candi- 
dates grew narrower by the minute, and by the 
time the polls had closed on the East, it was 
clear that Bush had swept the South. A sea of 
red swept over the electoral map, with only 
hints of blue in New England and the Great 

New York, New Jersey and Pennsylvania 
all went to Kerry by a significant margin. The 
three states most affected by 9/1 1 overwhelm- 
ingly voted for Bush's replacement 

In our nation's capital, Kerry won by a 
staggering 90 percent. Only 9 percent voted 
for the incumbent, according to Reuters. 

Many prominent news organizations 
supported the Massachusetts Senator. The 
Hollywood community, and California as a 
whole, supported Kerry as well. However, 
all that was no match for Bush's conservative 
Southern base. 

Exit polls cite the leading factor as moral 
values - and apparently that was- enough to 
blind the majority to the horrible leadership of 
George W. Bush's administration. 

Dreams of a better America were soon 
dashed. For many Democrats like myself, 
John Kerry was our savior, our saving grace 
from a country that has seemingly been pushed 
further and futher down the tubes. A Kerry 

presidency signified a fresh start, an opportu- 
nity to right the wrongs that Bush had put forth 
upon this country. Now, with an incompetent 
incumbent back in office, any hopes for a fresh 
start have been shattered. 

Meanwhile, the rest of us are left wonder- 
ing how in the world this came to be. How 
can such an inept leader, who has lied to the 
American people, led us into a war grounded 
on mistruths and ran our economy into the 
ground be re-elected? It was a sad day for 
us all. 

Face it, people. Around the world, now 
we're even more of a laughingstock - and we 
only have ourselves to blame, or rather, at least 
those 59 million conservatives who felt it best 
to slay the course and keep Dubya in office. 
They said we shouldn't change horses in the 
middle of a war, even though thai horse we're 
riding on is headed right offa cliff. 

Brace yourself, America - it's going to be 
a long and bumpy road. Any respect we may 
have been able to muster in the international 
community is now tarnished. 

One British newspaper, ihe Daily Mirror, 
plastered openly on the front page: "How can 
59.054,087 people be so DUMB?" Inside, 
the coverage was dubbed the "U.S. election 
disaster." And that is coming from one of our 

Spain's "EI Mundo" ran a cartoon with 
Osama bin Laden holding up Bush's arm in 

"Facts," a Swiss newsmagazine, called 
Bush's re-election "Europe's nightmare." fn 
fact, another British paper, the Guardian, had 
the words, "Oh, God" set against a black page. 
The cover story describes how Bush's victory 
has "catapulted liberal Britain into a collective 

Many in Europe viewed the leader as 
stubborn, inflexible and unilateralist 

Perhaps the toughest issue Bush will face 
in his next term won't be terrorism, but a huge 

struggle to mend a bitterly divided nation and 
regain confidence from people here at home 
and overseas. 

Reconciliation here won't be easy, espe- 
cially if Bush aims to promote his extremely 
conservative agenda, which is what essentially 
got him a second term. Driven by such a deci- 
sive victory, the president has already made it 
clear that he's going to cash in on his conserva- 
tive agenda, even more so than in the past. 

"I've earned capital in this election, and 
I'm going lo spend ii for what I've told the 
people I'd spend it on," Bush said. His arro- 
gance is simply underwhelming. 

Because of the insurmountable efforts 
of campaigns like Rock ihe Vote, Declare 
Yourself and Sean P. Diddy Comb's Vote or 
Die, youth turnout at the polls for those 18 to 
29 reached an all-time high. MTV's Choose 
or Lose: 20 Million Loud campaign strived to 
get 20 million young voters to the polls. The 
orginization claims that it exceeded that goal 
by over one million. 

The youth vote strongly favored Kerry 
over Bush. In key swing states such as Ohio, 
some waited in line up lo 10 hours to ensure 
their voice was heard. Unfortunately, it just 
wasn't enough. 

The Inith is Bush did win the popular 
vote by almost 4 million. He clearly had an 
advantage of ihe evangelical Christian base, 
but I don't think anyone ever expected them 
to come out in droves and swing the entire 

Now with Dubya back in the Ova! Office, 
and the Senate and House with a Republican 
majority, the hopes of any liberals for social 
advancement in this country has been dashed 
- at least for the next four years. 

It's time lo say goodbye to our dreams 
of a country where a woman will have a right 
to choose, gay marriage is accepted — and the 
notion of separation of church and state is actu- 
ally upheld. 

Letter to the Editor 

Dear Echo staff; 

Thank you for all of your haTd work this year to make every issue of The Echo even 
better than the last The paper is longer and more in depth than ever before and you all are to 
be commended and recognized for your dedication to its quality. 

Among the many talented writers and editors, Brett Rowland and Brandee Tecson are 
outstanding Co-Editors in Chief, and Megan Jeffery has done phenomenal work sitting 
through hours of ASCLU meetings and then reporting accurate information about them. 

Congratulations to everyone involved with The Echo's production for reaching a new 
level of excellence with the university newspaper. 

Jason Soyster 
ASCLU President 

®p^ flicpcB 

Brett Rowland 

Ivcr Meldahl 




Brandee Tecson 




Sarah Wagner 

Moriah Harris-Rodger 



Stephanie Shaker 

Emily Gjellstad 

Alex Scoble 



Moriah Harris-Rodger 


Rachel Pensack-Rinehart 


Dr. Russell Stockard 


Editorial Matter: The staff of The Echo welcomes 
comments on its articles as well as on the newspaper 
itself. However, the staff acknowledges that opinions 
presented do not necessarily represent the views of 
the ASCLU or of California Lutheran University. The 
Echo reserves the right to edit all stories, editorials, 
letters to the editor and other submissions for space 
restrictions, accuracy and style. All submissions 
become property of The Echo. 

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advertising party or otherwise specifically stated, 
advertisements in The Echo are inserted by com- 
mercial activities or ventures identified in the adver- 
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University. Advertising material printed herein is sole- 
ly for informational purposes. Such printing is not to 
be construed as a written and implied sponsorship, 
endorsement or investigation of such commercial 
enterprises or ventures. Complaints concerning 
advertisements in The Echo should be directed to 
the business manager at (805) 493-3865. 

Inquiries: Inquiries about this newspaper should be 
addressed to the Editor in Chief, The Echo, California 
Lutheran University, 60 West Olsen Road, Thousand 
Oaks, CA 91360-2787. Telephone (805) 493-3465; 
Fax (805) 493-3327; E-mail 

November 10, 2004 


The Echo 7 

Football continue s winning streak 

By Ashley Benson 
Staff Writer 

The cold weather didn't stop CLU sup- 
porters from traveling to Whittier to watch 
the Kingsmen football continue their winning 
streak with a win over the Poets 42-20. The 
Kingsmen have now won five in a row. 

"It feels great to be on a roll," junior punt- 
er Ryan Cecil said. "I hope that we can finish 
the year with a bang by winning the last game 
of the season and making our record 6-3." 

On Saturday, the Kingsmen improved 
their record to 5-3 overall and 4-2 in SCLAC, 
while the Poets dropped 2-6 overall and 1-5 
in SCAIC. 

'"Its pretty cool. It's been a while for 
Kingsmen football to win five straight games," 
Head Coach Scott Squires said. 

According to Squires, it's been about 27 

The Kingsmen put up 14 points in the 
first and third quarter. Senior Tyler Ruiz and 

"It was such a team ef- 
fort. Each player did well, 
but we all came together 
as a team and destroyed 

Joe Henle 

junior Charlie Brown each scored two touch- 

Freshman quarterback Danny Jones ran 
6 yards for a touchdown, while sophomore 
Hula Salamasina recovered a fumble and 
scored another touchdown. 

"It was such a team effort. Each player 
did well, but we all came together as a team 
and destroyed them," senior Joe Henle said. 

Ruiz ended the game with 122 yards on 
15 carries. Brown finished the game with 108 
yards on 14 rushes. Senior Peter Gunny led 

the receivers with 126 yards on four catches. 
CLU also led in defense with seven sacks 
on Whittier's quarterback Joshua Scurlock. 
three and a half of those went to senior Quinn 

"We got awesome production out of these 
boys. Peter Gunny did well for us this week," 
Squires said. 

The Kingsmen play their final game of 
the season on Saturday, Nov. 13 at Kingsmen 
Stadium against Chapman at 1 p.m. 

The team will also be honoring their 
seniors, who have put four hard working years 
into the team. The Football team hopes to pack 
the "Purple Pit" (the stands). 

"We are going to do everything we can 
to win," Squires said. "It's not only our last 
game of the season but it's our last game for 
the seniors as well. We are pretty focused; they 
will be a challenge though. They have a good 
offense and a pretty good defense. I like how 
our boys approach the game. We will get the 
job done," Squires said. 

Last football 

game of the 


Nov. 13 

vs. Chapman 


Mt. Clef Stadium 

Volleyball finishes second in SCIAC 

By Heather Worden 
Staff Writer 

In their final week of the season, the 
Regals volleyball team hoped to end their sea- 
son strong and earn a spot in tournament play, 
placing second in SCIAC. 

Tuesday night, Nov. 2, at the CLU 
gymnasium, the Regals faced fourth-ranked 
La Verne for their final home game of the 

The stands were full, and the crowd 
was pumped up as the Regals took on the 

"All season long, the fans have been 
unbelievable," Head Coach Greg Gibbons 
said. "They have been the seventh man for us 
and are ruthless on the other teams. They give 
us a huge advantage." 

The Regals went out tough and were on 
fire in the first set, making the Leopards work 
hard for their points. 

"We were very prepared and studied film 
on them for hours, and mentally, it was our 

first time we stepped up to them," Gibbons 

The Regals won the first set 27-30 and 
maintained a .409 hitting percentage. They 
couldn't hang on, and only hit .023 in the sec- 
ond set. La Verne was able to capitalize and 
took the game from CLU. 

"We showed up for the first game and 
then lost it all," sophomore outside hitter 
Ashley Olson said. 

The Leopards won the next three sets 
with scores of 30-19, 30-22 and 30-18 to win 
the match 3-1. 

"We definitely stepped it up and were 
ready for them," junior outside hitter Johanna 
Farren said. "We used all our energy and 
enthusiasm in the beginning and did not have 
enough to pull all the way through." 

"We had a lot of heart, but in order to beat 
La Verne, you need to play a near to perfect 
match," Gibbons said. 

Opposite hitter Amanda Kiser led the way 
for the Regals with 1 5 kills and senior middle 
blocker and Captain Katie Schneider added 10 

"We had a lot of heart, 
but in order to beat La 
Verne, you need to play a 
near perfect match." 

Greg Gibbons 
Head Coach 

kills and served up three aces. 

Nov. 2 was also Senior Night, honoring 
Schneider, Kise^and libera Brionna Morse. 

Thursday, at Pomona-Pitzer, the Regals 
defeated the Sagehens in a tight match. 

"It was one of those matches where we 
didn't come out," Gibbons said. "We had a 
hard time clicking and weren't converting. 
We struggled through the entire match, but our 
mental toughness helped us get through." 

Pomona took the first two sets, 26-30 and 
27-30, but couldn't keep up with the Regals 

for the rest of the match. 

The coaches "made a couple line up 
changes and told them to keep battling and 
didn't say one negative thing," Gibbons said. 
"They took it one point at a time, and their 
maturity and toughness got them over it." 

The Regals took the next two sets, 30-25 
and 30-24, and the tie-breaking match, 15-12, 
to win the match 3-2. 

"We started out slow but were able to pull 
it through," Farren said. "It showed how much 
we wanted it." 

"It showed character on our part because 
we pulled out a win after loosing two games," 
Olson said. 

Christie Barker led the Regals with a 
match-high 23 kills and Schneider added 19 
kills of her own. 

Freshman Bailey Surrat posted a match- 
high 58 assists and Keely Smith totaled 31 
defensive digs and three aces. 

The Regals ended the season 17-7 with 
an 1 1-3 record in conference, placing them 
second in SCIAC. 



Volleyball Results 

Football Results 


Heinskits Velvets def . Dream Team 

Bailers def. Dream Team 

The Train def. slow Motion 

Jon Siebrecht def. Go Get Em 

Bailers def. Go Get Em 


Heunskits Velvets def. The Train 
Jon Siebrecht def. Slow Motion 

All Stars 

Kristin Carlson, Danny Jones, Adrian Velasquez, 
Andrea Andrews, Katelynn Thomas 


Zombie Nation def. Casa de Rob 

Death From Above def. Wheels 

Zombie Nation def. Death From Above 

Wheels def. Ten Monkeys 

Casa De Rob def. Eulers 

All Stars 

Rob Munguia & Brandon Sontag 

Blake Jackson & Kristen Madsen 

Kris Murkey & Brian Cochran 

Bret Bays & Scott Peterson 

Volume 46 No. 10 

California Lutheran University 

60 West Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 


Fall Showcase shows off 
CLU to prospective students 

See story page 4 

November 17, 2004 


CODEPINK raises political awareness 
for women everywhere 

See story page 6 


Football finishes season 
with sixth straight win 

See story page 7 

Border problems won't disappear 

By Amy Puntar 
Staff Writfr 

Did you ever wonder what effect migra- 
tion into our country from Latin America has 
on the environment surrounding our borders'? 
Have you ever wondered what potential haz- 
ards would result from U.S. -based companies 
building power plants in Baja California? Or, 
how much globalization could affect Mexico's 
economy and various international decisions? 
These were some of the main points that 
Carla Garcia Zendejas made in her lecture, 
"Environmental Issues along the U.S.-Mexico 

Her lecture was part of the Alma & 
Clifford Pearson Distinguished Speakers 
Series, which is sponsored by the Center for 
Leadership and Values, through the School of 
Business. Zendejas is a well-known and highly 
sought-after environmental attorney, who has 
been invited to speak at many international 

Zendejas spoke about the large numbers 
of people in Mexico living below the pov- 
erty level. She also touched on the changes 
that NAFTA (North American Free Trade 
Agreement) was supposed to make concern- 
ing the rate of immigration into this country 
and how the American Border Patrol has been 
failing to control the immigration as it should. 

"I thought that the most interesting part 
was when [Zendejas] talked about the immi- 
gration and hearing about the various cases 
of people being treated so badly," sophomore 
Adrian Velasquez said. 

Another issue Zendejas addressed was 

Photograph by Stephanie Shaker 

Carla Garcia Zendejas speaks on the problems facing the U.S.-Mexico 
border as part of the Alma & Clifford Distinguished Speaker Series. 

the building of power plants in Baja California 
by big gasoline companies that are based in the 
United States. She talked about the environ- 
mental effects, such as the damages to ocean 
life, bedrock mortars (bowl-like artifacts that 
were used for grinding, found at declared 
archeological sites), and Oak and Pinon trees. 
The powerplants also have detrimental 
effects to surrounding communities, as well 
as the hundreds of animals and 2,985 different 
types of flora that can only be found in Baja 

Zendejas also spoke about the lack of 
benefits for Mexican laborers who build thcst 
plums. Any benefits, including jobs and the 
energy created by these plants, would all go 
to Califomians, with no return for Mexicans, 
except for money for the government to help 
pay off Mexico's loan from the World Bank. 

The turnout for this lecture was not huge, 
but the response was positive. 

"I thought all the points she made were 
very interesting. I was especially interested 
by the destruction that was being inflicted by 

CLU seeks WASC re-accreditation 

By Megan Jeffery 
Staff Writer 

California Lutheran University has been 
and will be making changes in the school's 
academic and co-curricular programs as part 
of the Western Association of Schools and 
Colleges re-accreditation process. The applica- 
tion for re-accreditation occurs every 1 years. 
CLU began the two-year, three-step process 
last spring. 

"WASC is responsible for checking out 
all the colleges in the West to make sure we're 
doing what we're supposed to be doing," 
Associate Provost Dr. Leanne Neilson said. 

This re-accreditation process affects 
all programs at CLU: freshman programs, 
Core-21, honors, majors, interdisciplinary 
centers, graduate programs, co-curriculars, 
academic support and ADEP. If CLU were 
to lose accreditation from WASC, the school 
would get no federal funding for financial aid 
and student credits wouldn't transfer to other 

CLU chose two educational objectives 
to focus on during the re-accreditation from a 
survey that was completed by faculty, students 
and administration. 

The first objective is to raise the level 
of expectations and challenges of CLU's 
academic and co-curricular programs. This 
concentrates on creating an engaging campus 
culture, both in and out of classes. 

The second objective is to enhance 
diversity in the campus community and in 
the classrooms by increasing diversity around 

"We really have to prove 
it by showing student 
work and improvement 
over the semester." 

Leanne Neilson 
Associate Provost 

campus, encouraging appreciation of diversity, 
and expanding the treatment of diversity. 

The educational objectives are not just 
defined by what courses are required, but 
by what students actually get out of the pro- 

"We really have to prove it by show- 
ing student work and improvement over the 

semester," Neilson said. 

CLU will improve all programs to fit 
their educational objectives as part of WASC's 
three-step process. 

The first part of the process is a proposal 
of CLU's goals during the re-accreditation, 
which was sent to WASC and approved last 
spring. CLU decided on the two educational 
objectives to focus on. Since this is the first 
part of the process, the committee just wants 
to see that CLU has goals and will be working 
toward improvement. 

The second step, which the school is 
currently in, is the capacity and preparatory 
review. This step is simply to see if CLU has 
the capacity to function as a university. 

"In this step, they want to see that we 
have a budget, buildings, faculty and cata- 
logs," Neilson said. 

In December, essays and an electronic 
portfolio, showing that CLU is improving, 
will be sent to WASC. These essays will be 
available online so students can see what CLU 
is sending to WASC. 

This step also includes the first team visit, 
which will take place on March 1 5 - 17, 2005. 

Please see ACCREDITATION, p. 1 ' 

the gas companies," sophomore Wes Sullivan 

The Alma & Clifford Pearson 
Distinguished Speakers Series was started 
four years ago to encourage discussion of 
various economical and societal importance 
on international, national, and regional levels 
among students and faculty. 

The series is sponsored by the Center for 
Leadership and Values, which is co-directed 
by Drs. Jamshid Damooei and Charles 
Maxey. who is also the Dean of the School 
of Business. 

Damooei was enthusiastic about having 
Zendejas speak. 

"This issue is loo close to home. It is 
important for us to see how border issues may 
affect our- well-being," said Damooei. This is 
the main reason that Zendejas was asked to 

"Often, when we evaluate economic 
development projects, we focus on accounting 
costs, what we pay for in money. We need to 
focus on opportunity costs; this includes what 
we pay in monetary terms and other forms. 
These other forms include the creation of 
pollution, the potential health hazards, and the 
destruction of bio-diversities. Students need to 
be exposed to these issues," Damooei said. 

Zendejas brought up some hard-hitting 
humanitarian and environmental issues that 
were deserving of some further thought. Her 
closing thought was a quote from Albert 
Einstein: "The problems that exist in the world 
today cannot be solved by the level of thinking 
that created them." 

Zendejas' speech was a pertinent one for 
today's political and environmental concerns. 

Students get a new 
taste of the world 

By Luci Masredjian 
Staff Writer 

The United Students of the World Club 
hosted its annual World Fair, which is "very 
important because it promotes culture and 
diversity on campus and throughout the 
CLU community," President of the USW. 
sophomore Piamur Jacobe said. 

"The fair was basically friends, 
food, entertainment and giveaways," Vice 
President, sophomore Amanda Ochoa said. 
The World hair was held at the pavilion on 
Wednesday, Nov. 10, from 5 to 7 pjn. 

"There were different types of ethnic 
dishes and desserts that everyone was able 
to try, cooked by students and faculty, and 
ordered from different restaurants," Jacobe 

Among the dishes at the fair were 
African, Asian, Middle Eastern, Indian, 
Jewish, Persian, Mexican and Italian. 
Several members of the USW were 
in cultural outfits to fit the then 

Pleaie see FAIR, p. 

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The Echo 


November 17, 2004 

The upcoming week at Cal Lutheran: 


november 17 

Spring 'OS Registration 

Sexual Responsibility Week 

CSC: Operation Christinas Child 

All day 

University Chapel 

10:10 a.m. 

Career Workshop: Salary Negotiations 

Nelson Room 
5:30 p.m. 

Rotaract Meeting - Pumpkin Pie 

Nygreen 2 
8 p.m. 

Common Ground 

Chapel Narthex 
9:1 1 p.m. 


november IS 

Spring 'OS Registration 
Sexual Responsibility Week 

CSC: Operation Christmas Child 

All day 

Church Council Meeting 

7 p.m. 

Residence Life - Self Defense Class 

Alumni Hall 112/113 
7:30 p.m. 

Intramural Volleyball Championship 


9 p.m. 

The NEED - Open Mic Night 


10 p.m. 


november 1° 

Spring '05 Registration 
Sexual Responsibility Week 

CSC: Operation Christmas Child 

All day 

Black Box Production: WASP and The 
Actor 's Nightmare 

Lillle Theater 

8 p.m. 

CLU Wind Ensemble 


8 p.m. 

Club Lu: Movie Night 

Off campus 

9 p.m. 


Tutors Wanted 

Home tutoring for all subjects 
K.-12. Flexible hours. Part-time. 
Car needed. Long-term posi- 
tion. Work available in all areas. 
$15.50-$20.00/hour. To apply visit 

Writing Tutors Wanted 

The Writing Center is in need of 
writing tutors who can begin work 
now or next semester. Students 
who are bilingual are strongly 
needed. Hours are very flexible. 
E-mail winesfo' 

Serve your community 

with Rotaract, 

CLU's community service duo. 

We sponsor and organize 
community service trips 

a few times each month 
and offer scholarships 

to active members. 

We meet every other Wednesday 
at 8 p.m. in Nygreen 2. 

Join us for our meeting tonight. 
We will be having pie. 


no\ember 20 

Black Box Production: WASP and The 
Actor 's Nightmare 
Lillle Theater 
8 p.m. 

Men 's Basketball vs. La Sierra 


7:30 p.m. 


november 21 

Intramural Flag Football Championship 

Practice Field 
1 p.m. 

Tae Bo 

Overton- Hall 

4 p.m. 


Overton Hall 

5 p.m. 

Lord of Life Worship 

6:15 p.m. 

Black Box Production: WASP and The 
Actor 's Nightmare 
Lillle Thealer 
8 p.m. 

Intramural Volley bull 


9 p.m. 


november 22 

Spring 'OS Registration 
Sexual Responsibility Week 

CSC: Kids Caf Donations 

All day 

ASCLV-G Senate Meeting 

Nygreen 2 
5:15 p.m. 

ASCLV-G Programs Board Meeting 

Nygreen 2 
7 p.m. 


november 23 

Pre-registration for Spring '05 Ends 

CSC: Kids Caf Donations 

Cafeteria . 
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Intramural 5-on-i Basketball 

Pederson Basketball Courts 
6 p.m. 

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The NEED turns to service 

By Amy Puntar 
Staff Wkmkk 

Last week's NEED featured some good, 
old-fashioned Martha Stewart-style fun. 
Students gathered together to create girls and 
other oralis tor different charitable causes. The 
Community Service Center teamed up with 
the directors of the NEED to give students 
the opportunity to be part of a "Service Night" 
while listening to some background music, 
drinking coffee and talking with friends. 

There were many different Service in a 
Box projecls from the Community Service 
Center for students to choose from. Students 
could make blankets for the homeless, sew 
designs on bags and onesies for babies in 
orphanages or make felt boards to help school 
children learn. They even had a station for 
students to make peanut butter and jelly sand- 
wiches for people at an abuse shelter. 

The success of other similar activities on 
campus gave the directors of the NEED and 
Community Service Center inlemrs Katelyn 
Kruse. Jennifer Main and Rachel Pensack- 
Rinehart the idea to mix creative fun with 
community service. 

"I really think our students enjoy making 
things and interacting with one another. They 
go crazy for Ceramics Express, so we thought 
we would add a service component so they 
were giving back to the community as well." 
Nicole Hackbarth, coordinator for student 
programs, said. 

This week's activities drew in more 
patrons than usual. "1 personally, don't go to 
many NEED's, but the activities attracted me 
here because 1 like to do community service 
and help people," sophomore Rosalyn Sayer 

The recent interest in community service 
sparked the idea tor combining community 
service with the usual activities of the NEED. 

"Students on campus love participating in 
service projects, which is evident by the huge 

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Courtney Parks participates in the NEED's "Seruice Night." the theme 
fit into Random Acts of Kindness week. 

successes of pasl Service Days. We thought 
it would be fun to do a service night at the 
NEED, and it just so happened to fall per- 
fectly with Random Acts of Kindness Week," 
Hackbarth said. 

The many different activities gave stu- 
dents the chance to try something that they 
may never have considered trying before. "I'm 
not good at sewing, but it's still fun to try." 
sophomore Amanda Ochoa said. Even those 
who did not fully grasp their craft had a good 
time. "The NEED is always a fun lime, even 
though I pncked my finger with the needle." 
Elodie Khavarani said. 

The different crafts made at the Service 
Night will benefit many needy people. 

"Some [crafts] will be donated locally and 
some will be shipped overseas." Community 

Service Center intern Katelyn Kruse said. 

Because of Random Acts of Kindness 
Week, the coordinator; for the event thought 
the event could not come at better lime. 

"We just kind of tied [Service Night] in 
because it's Random Acts of Kindness Week, 
and many people come to the NEED, so it's a 
good chance to be involved." Kruse said. 

On Thursday nighl. many students not 
pnly worked to help create projects for the 
community, but also to create character within 
themselves. The Community Service Center 
helps students to strive and be better people, 
while doing something productive by contrib- 
uting to the world around them. 

Random Acts of Kindness week features 
events all week focusing on helping fellow 
tudenls and community members. 

Re-accreditation a must for CLU 

ACCREDITATION continued from p.f 

The team members may want to meet with 
different groups of students to see if what the 
essays express is also what students experi- 

"We'll have people who want to connect 
and talk to students while they are here," Dean 
of Students Bill Rossersaid. 

Since this visit will mark the middle of 
the process, the committee will not be expect- 
ing a school that has completely fulfilled all 
of its goals. 

"We're not perfect, but we want to put 
our best foot forward when they visit." Neilson 

Finally, the last step is the educational 
effectiveness review. This step verifies that 
CLU is providing students with a good educa- 
tion. The school must show educational objec- 

tives being met and that university reviews 
are consistently checking programs for their 

"We're not adding to the classes. We're 
using what's already there, like the assign- 
ments to prove we are providing a good edu- 
cation," Neilson said. 

A wntten report at this step is due next 
December and a final team visit is scheduled 
for March 2006. 

The two educational objectives are 
defined by three areas of expected student 
outcome, which are professional preparation, 
liberal learning, and character and leadership 

Professional preparation will give stu- 
dents specialized training in their selected 
fields. Liberal learning provides a solid 
foundation for a lifetime of learning. And 
finally, character and leadership development 

will expand student's values and leadership 
abilities to make them valuable community 

WASC encompasses Uiree committees 
that accredit K-12 schools, junior colleges 
and universities. WASC has been in existence 
for 42 years and is not run by the government 
although it is occasionally checked by the U.S. 
Department of Education. The United Stales is 
one of the few countries in the world whose 
educational system is not maintained by the 

This is an important process for CLU 
because although no institution is required 
to be accredited, the benefits of receiving re- 
accreditation include refocusing the school 
every ten years, helping it develop new pro- 
grams and guaranteeing students, alumni and 
the community that CLU is providing a quality 

World Fair brings food and fiin from around the world 

FAIR continued from p. 1 

Entertainment for the fair was also pro- 
vided by performances by the German Club; 
Teatro Inlakech, who are Mexican danc- 
ers; belly dancers; Chinese-American Lion 
Dancers; and Caribbean Heal, who are new 
South American-African dancers. Caribbean 
Heal seemed to be a crowd favorite among all 
the performances. 

"Many of the students and faculty don't 
know enough about the international students 
on campus, and this was a great way to share 
the different talents and rood each culture has," 
Jacobe said. 

Raffle prizes, such as an Asian bamboo 
plant, Moroccan bath set, African candle and 
an Indian bindi were given away throughout 
the night. The first 24 people who arrived al 
the fair were given a gift bag full of different 
ethnic candies. Information was also given out 
al a booth from the Study Abroad Office. 

"People who attend events such as the 
World Fair invoke positive reactions with any- 
one who participates and supports the event. 
The turnout was great. The audience had a lot 
of positive energy thai made the evening a suc- 
cess," Jacobe said. 

Ochoa agreed saying, "il was a good turn- 
out and a good amount of people even stayed 

until the last performance." 

"United Students of the World is a club for 
everyone. It's a great way lo meet new people 
and learn about another's culture and have fun 
trying new foods and experiencing diversity. 
We not only try to influence diversity on cam- 
pus but also try to share common viewpoints 
through learning about one another, wherever 
we might be from. 

"We hoped the World Fair would be just 
the beginning of greater memories in the years 
to come for those who attended, as culture 
allows all people to grow and become more 
open-minded with what surrounds us," Jacobe 

The Echo 3 

reshmen retreat 
makes a splash 

By Luci Masredjian 
Staff WurrER 

Members of the freshman class 
attended a freshman leadership retreat with 
the theme "Make a Splash" this weekend, 
which, according to junior mentor Colter 
Fleming, "went off perfectly." 

"The retreat was amazing, thanks in 
part to wonderful planning of the Make a 
Splash team, the retreat planning staff, who 
were Nicole Hackbarth, Courtney Parks, 
Michele Hernandez and Shannon Pelton." 
Fleming said. 'Those girls are incredible 
and were able to get eveiyone organized in 
order to create something new and exciting, 
not to mention beneficial for freshmen. We 
had fun together and learned a lot from each 

Fleming was one of the many upper- 
classman mentors who attended the retreat 

"The retreat consisted of leadership 
workshops and small group exercises. All 
freshmen were invited. Personal invitations 
were extended to students whose peer advis- 
ers or resident assistants thought they would 
be good to attend We had about 20 fresh- 
men signed up for the retreat," Coordinator 
for Student Programs Hackbarth said. 

"I think the retreat, as a 
whole, was beneficial for 
freshmen. They learned 
what it means to be a 
leader at CLU." 

Rachael Pensack-Rinehart 

The Student Programs Office funded 
the retreat, held Friday, Nov. 5, at the 
Ascension Lutheran Church. Those who 
attended staved locally overnight on Friday. 
"A variety of sessions on different 
types of leadership were presented, faculty 
and administrators spoke, representatives 
from admissions came, some students 
gave pre s e ntation s and the Ambassadors 
for Peace led the parodpanls in a diversity 

"I think the retreat, as a whole, was 
beneficial tor freshmen. They learned what 
it means lobe a leader at CLU," junior men- 
tor Rachel Pensack-Rinehart said 

"I learned a lot about various things 
that I on get involved with around CLU. It 
was a good nine with good food," freshman 
attendee Abigail Comn said 

"There were a lot of activities that 
pushed everyone in attendance to get to 
know one another. We hope that the fresh- 
men in attendance could come away from 
the retreat feeling more comfortable about 
*hat CLU has to offer them as' leaders, and 
with the knowledge of how they on apply 
what they teemed m or out of the unrver- 
lity," Fleming said 

"I got a tot out of the retreat We 
learned not only how to be a good leader but 
also about bow important it is to »« goals 


K-itrtyn Kruse said. 

"Goals are what give you ambition 

do your absolute beef in school and in 

a leader: they help you keep your 

focused I learned a lot and met a lot of 

(treat people When an experience is offered 

like (fas retreat f think everyone should take 



aint itaw 

The Echo 


November 17, 2004 

Sights and Sounds of the World Fair Fall Showcase displays CLU 

By Suzie Roslund 
Staff Writer 

Belly dancers were one of several dance acts that performed. 

Li brary renovations dominate Senate talk 

Ihree months. 

More than 400 prospective students 
attended the Fall Showcase on Saturday. Nov. 
13. The day consisted of many events and 
activities tor potential students to leam more 
about die university. 

"This is our biggest fall event, and it 
is basically all you want to know about the 
university in one big fell swoop. 1 ' admissions 
intern Liz Ardis said. 

The day began with presidential hosts 
greeting students in the administration parking 
lot and directing them to the check-in tables. 
As students checked in, they were able to 
mingle with other prospective students and 
chat with the presidential hosts. 

After check-in, students were able to 
choose between three different sessions 
held by CLU staff and administration. Cody 
Hartley, associate director of admission, and 
Brett Schreader, director of financial aid, 
held a session on freshmen admission and the 
financial aid process. 

A student life panel was facilitated by 
Michael Fuller, associate dean of students, as 
well as CLU students who answered questions 
about clubs, residence halls and campus life. 
The third session was directed toward transfer 
students, which was held by Laura Vaughan. 
coordinator of transfer admission. Vaughan 
spoke about the transfer admission and finan- 
cial aid process and answered questions for the 
transfer students. 

The campus tour, hosted by the presiden- 
tial hosts, was the next event for the students. 
They were able to lour the campus and leam 
about the "Gumby" statue, and leam about the 
history and making of the campus. The tours 

concluded at the residence halls, where leam 
hospitality studems made their rooms available 
for show. 

A presidential scholarship information 
session was held by Allison Pilmer. associate 
director of admission. Students were able to 
leam about CLU's most competitive scholar- 
ship program and leam about the details of the 
application process. 

Lunch was in the gymnasium while the 
involvement fair and academic fair were held 
in the pepper grove. Students were able to sit 
and have lunch with presidential hosts and 
admission counselors, and meet members of 
clubs and organizations. 

"1 think this is a great opportunity for 
polential CLU students to leam about CLU 
and meet more people." presidential host 
Amanda Whealon said. 

The day concluded with two sample lec- 
tures held by Dr. Henry Alegna and Dr. Charles 
Hall. Alegria gave a lecture on "Energy and 
Society," which provided an example of the 
multidisciplinary nature of leaching, nol only 
in the environmental science major but across 
CLU's curriculum. Hall spoke on "Death: The 
great Levelerof Life." 

"The mock lectures help give students 
a real feel for college life." presidential host 
Nicole Wolhaupter said. 

The showcase is where many prospec- 
tive students decide if CLU is the right place 
for them and makes a huge impact upon their 

"Fall Showcase is a huge event, and we 
couldn't do it without the help of Ihe presi- 
dential hosts, event services, media services. 
Residence Life, faculty administrators, athlet- 
ics and student clubs and organizations," Ardis 

By Megan Jeflery 
Staff Writer 

Senate's weekly meeting was dominated 
by discussion regarding their funding of a 
library improvemenl project and the Lacrosse 
Club. Library improvements are considered 
by the academics committee to be an excellent 
place to focus its energy tins year. 

"I'm confident that (his year, there will 
be legislation regarding the library," Senate 
Director Sarah Gray said. 

As pan of the Senate meeting on Nov. 
8. Julius Bianchi of Information Systems 
Services look the senators on a tour of the 
library to help them understand what projects 
are being considered for Senate funding this 
year. He showed Senate that the library has 
already made some changes recently. 

"This summer we removed half of the 
compact shelving. We also moved the com- 
puter lab so you can see it when you walk in 
because when people go somewhere and see 
activity they are more inclined to go back," 
Bianchi said. 

Hie first project that is being considered 
is revamping the Reference Desk to make 
the Reference librarians more accessible to 
students by lowering the front of the desk and 
adding chairs on the student side. 

Another suggestion was to increase die 
popular DVD collection to gel more students 
into the library. The library currently has a lot 
of classic and educational DVD's available to 
students, but the thought is that students would 
appreciate some newer titles. 

"Since we are representing a lot of stu- 
dents, this might be something we're mierested 
in." junior Senator Marissa Tsaniff said. 

A new collection would cost $ 1 .000 for 
50 DVD's. 

Senate also considered a DVD exchange 
that would allow the library lo gel SO DVDs 
and then exchange them for 80 more after 

^ Last week, representatives from the 
Lacrosse Club asked Senate for $946 to buy 
alternate jerseys. The club's total expenses Ihis 
year are $7,121. They already have $4,800 
from Student Organizations and leam dues, 
leaving them with $2,321 to obtain. 

President Jason Soyster suggested giving 
the team the remaining money. Some senators 
agreed this would be a good way to gel them 
started out during the team's first year as a 
member of the Western Collegiate Lacrosse 
League. Other senators disagreed. 

"They need to get started fundraising if 
they want to stay together as a team. Us giving 
them a big handout isn't helping." sophomore 
senator Kevin Jussel said. 

Some fundraising opportunities the 
Lacrosse Club has discussed are t-shirt sales 
and car washes. Without Senate's help, each 
of ihe 22 members would have to raise $105. 
If they were to receive the $946 from Senate, 
each member would be responsible for $62. 
The bill to approve the allocation of funding lo 
the Lacrosse Club will be brought lo the lable 
at Senate's nexl meeting. 

Adviser Mike Fuller announced that 
Ihe New West halls will be going through a 
four-year remodeling process that join North 
and South in 2006. and West and Poienburg 
by 2008. 

"We're going from four buildings to 
two," Fuller said. 

New West halls were next on the list to 
be remodeled. A proposal has been accepted 
that will conned diem as they undergo these 
renovations. South will be the first hall lo be 
renovated nexl summer, and the following 
year. North will be renovated and a connector 
will be added lo link the two buildings. In the 
following two years. West and Poienberg will 
undergo the same renovations. Each of the two 
new buildings will have a central elevator and 
stairwell. Also, as part of the plan, new town 
homes tor start' housing will be built. 

Programs Board pi 

By Megan Jeffery 
Staff Writer 

At the Programs Board meeting on Nov. 
8, committees met to discuss the Club Lu 
events they are working on for the remainder 
of this semester and for the beginning of next 
semester. The committees also discussed 
their extra event, a non-Club Lu activity they 
will plan for this school year. 

The first event that will take place will 
be this Friday, Nov. 19. Students can sign-up 
for their movie preference this week in the 

"We'll buy the tickets first thing on 
Friday morning based on what people sign 
up for," adviser Robby Larsen said. 

This committee's big event for next year 
will be Spring Formal, which is scheduled for 
Sat, April 9. They are already looking at dif- 
ferent locations. 

"We're going to start thinking of 
themes," senior representative Courtney 
Parks said. The next committee is working on 
Club Lu for Dec. 3, which will be ice skating 
at a rink in Oxnard. There will be a raffle for 
mall gift certificates, since it will take place 
right before the holidays. 

The committee is currently working out 
the price with the ice rink The price to rent 
the rink for the evening is $800, so now they 
have to figure out what the cost of skates will 
be by taking into consideration how many 
students will likely attend. 

Another committee is planning one 
of the first Club Lu activities after students 
return from winter break. On Jan. 28, the 
Club Lu event will be a club night The com- 
mittee is still looking into where it will be 
held. The firet extra event that will take place 
will be a gingerbread house making contest 
on Tuesday, Dec. 7. 

"There will be supplies in the SUB all 

ans future events 

day. and students can bring back their houses 
at 5 to be judged tor prizes," senior represen- 
tative Eliz Baesler said. 

The other events planned for next semes- 
ter are lunch at the flagpole in February and 
a late night Saturday paintball game in April. 
Many of the paintball fields are far away, so 
the committee is considering getting a bus to 
take students. 

Senior representative Brian Roberts 
gave a report about the senior committee's 
most recent senior social that took place at 
Dakota's. The committee was pleased with 
Dakota's set-up because it was bigger than 
the last restaurant they had a class event. 

"We got to socialize a lot more; there 
was a wide open space," Roberts said. 

Programs Board again discussed ideas 
for the Feb. 1 1 Club Lu. Some ideas that 
had come up previously were taken off the 
list for various reasons. Citywalk was taken 
off the list because of the cost— over $1 8,000 
to rent Hard Rock Caft or Saddle Ranch for 
the night A bonfire on the beach was taken 
off because of the time limits that would be 
imposed. Also, a night at the Cheesecake 
Factory was taken off because of a general 
lack of interest New ideas were a night at 
Chuck-E-Cheese or ice cream at Janss with 
Valentine's Day type giveaways such as mall, 
restaurant or flower shop gift certificates. 

The costs of these events will be 
researched in the next week and brought up 
and possibly decided on at their next meet- 

To help students keep track of all these 
events, Lareen infoimed Programs Board 
that Student Life will be sending out Weekly 
Update e-mails to all students again. 

"It's the closest thing we have to a uni- 
fied calendar," Larsen said. "This year we 
started off not having one because of web 
portal, but we are bringing it back." 

(EHe IscL'Hcn 

November 17, 2004 


The Echo 5 

Black Box 
Special Preview 

By Tessa Carletta 
ST^ff Writer 

This fell, senior Rob Schneider is 
directing two Black Box productions star- 
ing CLU drama students. The first play is 
"The Actor's Nightmare," starring Flavio 
NotninaD as George Spellmen, an accoun- 
tant who somehow gets thrown onstage 
after the lead actor gets into a car accident 
Playing this role was very different than 
anything Nominah' had ever done. 

"1 have to act insecure and be the 
complete opposite of myself," he said. "I 
basically had to unlearn how to act" 

The second play is Steve Martin's 
"Wasp," an inside look into a "typical" 
1950s American family. Martin takes us 
beyond the happy, cheerful exterior of the 
average American family and exposes how 
each of its members are living a lie: mom is 
on the brink of a nervous breakdown, dad is 
emotionally detached from his entire fam- 
ily, the daughter thinks that she is the next 
Virgin Mary, and the son talks to the alien 
that lives under his bed. The cast includes 
senior and ASCLU president Jason Soyster 
and grad student Kelly Murkey as the father 
and mother of this dysfunctional family. 

Schneider said this play had a lot of 
difficulties since it was set in the '50s 
"People back then walked and talked in 
certain ways. They had attitudes and didn't 
deal with abnormalities realistically," he 

Each of the 11 actors in the two plays 
brings their own unique style to their char- 

They often approached Sclmeidcr 
during rehearsals with their own ideas oir 
where they should be taking their charac- 
ters. His devotion to the cast is a true tests* 
rnent of hat character as a director 

Not only is Schneider directmj' 
both of the Black Box productions, he it 
also directing "Cinderella" with disables? 
children through Young Artist Ensembtt 
and just finished his run in CLU's FaS 
Mainstage play "Metamorphoses." 

"When you're passionate about 
something you do, the time goes out the 
window," Schneider said. 

For the cast and crew who have 
■Id at least three practices a week SBCf 
:ptembet, they all hope that the audience 
enjoys the final product 

"I hope people walk away 
we did a good show," Nominal] said 
"The Actor's Nightmare." 

As for Schneider, he hopes the crowd 
is able to take something away Dun (he 
plays that make them "look at their own 

Intramurals takes camping trip to Los Padres 

By Megan Jeffer> 
Staff WmihR 

The weather was cold and rain was pre- 
dicted, but thai didn't stop CLU students from 
taking a weekend away from campus to spend 
time in nalure on a camping tnp sponsored by 
intramural programs. 

"Intramurals is focusing on outdoor 
activities. We started last year al the Grand 
Canyon and we wanted to do something closer 
to school," junior Malt Broussard said. 

Broussard is an intramural coordinator 
and is responsible for organizing the camp- 
ing trips. 

Six students attended the first trip of the 
school year, which look place over the Nov. 
6th weekend. The group camped and hiked al 
Los Padres National Forest in Santa Barbara 

"I enjoy camping and experiencing some- 
thing 1 enjoy with CLU students is truly fulfill- 
ing,'" Scheldt said. 

The first activity was a hike with a stop 
in the middle at a small lake for rest and a 
snack. Some of the campers went for a swim 
in water that they guessed was slightly over 40 

"I liked swimming, but it was too cold. 
Actually, it was way too cold," freshman Sam 
Walton said. 

After the hike back to the cars, the group 
set up camp at a nearby site. They made dinner 
and started a fire. 

According to Walton, because of the 
recent rain in the area, the campfire was dif- 
ficult to start. 

Photography courtesy of Megan Jeffery 

Matt Broussard and Jen Murray 
opt not to take a swim in the 40 
degree water. 

Photography courtesy of Megan .lelterv 

Students Megan Jeffery, Becky Toll, Sam Watson, Matt Broussard and 
Jennifer Murray all took part in the intramural field trip to Los Padres 
National Forest in Santa Barbara County. 

"It was no fun until we got the fire started, 
which was difficult. 1 spent a long time with 
a hammer and a screwdriver just splitting one 
piece of wood," Walton said. 

Junior Doug Scheidt agreed that the fire 
was hard to start, but said it was worth the 
effort because once the fire was started, the 
group had a chance 10 just talk. 

"After overcoming the challenge of 
starting the campfire. we shared personal 
reflections of the day's hikes and paused to 
contemplate life," Scheidt said. 

Walton also enjoyed spending time with 
new friends talking around the campfire. 

■ "We sat around and talked and had 
s'mores. It was fiin. Then we went 10 bed at 8: 
30," Walton said. 

On Sunday morning, the campers made 
breakfast but then packed up quickly and 
headed back to school. Dunng the drive, the 
rain started, making the group happy thai they 
left when they did. 

The intramural spoils program is well 
known on campus, however, not as many stu- 
dents may know about the camping activities 
the office also sponsors. 

"There's a lot of unknown hiking and 
camping resources in Ventura County that 
CLU students don't know about, so we're 
trying to gel them more involved." Broussard 

The goal of the office is to coordinate a 
few different outdoor activities each school 
year. They plan to put together shorter trips 
close to school as well as big trips over long 

"We're planning to go to Sequoia 
National Park over the first weekend of Spring 

Junior Doug Scheidt takes a little 
dip in the lake. 

Break." Broussard said. "We're trying to get 
about 15 students." 

A larger turnout to the Los Padres camp- 
ing trip wasn't expected, however, the coordi- 
nator and the participants would have enjoyed 
it if more students attended. 

"I wish more people would have gone 
because they would have had tun." Walton 

Broussard guessed that the low turnout 
for the Los Padres camping trip was due to 
the advertising around campus as well as the 
many other CLU activities that happened on 
the same weekend. 

Campus Quotes and photographs were compiled by Jillian Currall. 

Which class are you looking forward to taking next semester? 

Mady Stacy, senior, psychology 

"Women and Religion because it's interesting to 
see the impact women have had on religion." 

Stove Alloway, junior, communica- 

"History of Spam, because unless we learn from 
Spam, history will repeat itself' 

J.B. Robinson, senior, business 

"Sex Ed. It's my specialty." 

aiHE Effl»OB 

The Echo 


November 17, 2004 

CODEPINK sparks massive Women for Peace movement 

By Cassandra Wolf & Brandee J. Tecson 
Senior Staff Writer/Editor in Chief 

CODEPINK Women for Peace began 
nearly two years ago in November 2002 in 
response lo the pre-emptive strike into Iraq, 
according to the organization's web site. 

"CODEPINK began a couple of years 
ago in response to Bush's terrorist alert," said 
Claire Droney. a regional organizer. The orga- 
nization began a four-month peace vigil lead- 
ing to the war in Iraq; a lot of women started 
vigiling around the White House. 

Since then, CODEPINK has initiated 
a grassroots movement that seeks "positive 
social change through proactive creative pro- 
test and non-violent direct action." 

A Growing Movement 

Currently there are over 80 CODEPINK 
communities across the country, ranging from 
10 to 100 participants each. The "Power of 
Pink" has also gone international, with chap- 
ters all the way from Costa Rica to Norway. 

"[CODEPINK] is basically a women's 
activist organization that work around a num- 
ber of issues," Droney said. "We've spoken 
out in different capacities around women's 
rights. We've talked about domestic policy, 
the environment and media accountability." 

Gael Murphy, one of the group's found- 
ers. Balicki and Droney explained some of 
CODEPlNK's major accomplishments. One 
of the most outstanding feats for CODEPINK 
has been the massive growth movement. 
Murphy said that CODEPINK has chapters 
in every state. 

"I think that one of our biggest accom- 
plishments has been to mobilize tens of 
thousands of women to be politically active," 

Jodie Evans speaks out at an 
event to draw attention to 
CODEPlNK's anti-war message. 

Murphy said. "We have a list of over 30,000 
women who are keeping contact with us and 
are being active citizens. 

"For instance, we interrupted the 
testimony of Donald Rumsfeld when he 
was reporting lo the Senate Arms Services 
Committee," Murphy said. "We called on the 
panel to investigate the scandal at Abu Ghraib, 
the indiscriminate killing of civilians and the 
collective punishment that is going on under 
U.S. military occupation. 

"We only had 30 seconds in which lo say 
that, but, as a result of the interruption, where 
we were able to present a lengthier discussion 
of the issues." Murphy said. 

Speaking Out 

Murphy said that mainstream media cov- 
erage of CODEPINK Women for Peace has 
been good overall. The organization has been 
featured on prominent national news programs 
and publications across the country, including 
CNN. FOX, CBS, The New York Times and 
the Washington Post. 

"I think that our approach has been appre- 
ciated by broadcast and print media," Murphy 
said. "Not only do we provide substance about 
issues, but we provide it in a creative way. I 
think some journalists appreciate [that]. It also 
benefits us as we are getting our peace and 
social justice message out to greater numbers 
of people." 

On the other hand. Murphy insists that 
there has also been negative reporting of 
CODEPINK by the media. 

"There are conservative journalists who 
do not like out critique of the Administration's 
policies and our anti-war message," Murphy 
said, "but that's bound to happen." 

And their voices are certainly being 

"We had a rally in March 2003 in 
Washington, D.C. where hundreds of thou- 
sands of women marched to show that they 
are watching the Administration and that we 
are going to hold the Administration account- 
able." Balicki said. "We interrupted every 
single speech at the Republican National 
Convention. We were at the Democratic 
National Convention, too. We had people 
go to Arizona, Nevada and Florida to talk 
about issues, get the vote out and gel people 
to vote." 

Working for Peace 

One of the organization's biggest chal- 
lenges is that mainstream media coverage is 
not always accurate, according lo Balicki and 

Balicki ctled the 2000 Presidential 
Election and the charge of Hussein being 
responsible for 9/1 1 as two examples of the 
media inaccurately reporting the truth. 

Photographs courtesy of Sara Terry 

Members of Code Pink address the audience at the anti-war rally dur- 
ing "Women Against War" weekend last March. 

"There's no true investigative journal- 
ism [anymore]. It behooves us to look for 
the complete story and report back a more 
balanced picture of what's [going on] and 
not just Donald Rumsfeld's interpretation," 
Murphy said. 

In an effort to get to the truth. CODEPINK 
has gone back to Iraq and witnessed what was 
really going on under U.S. military occupation 
and reported it back home. 

"The same word is perpetuated from 
all the outlets and it's proven not lo be true," 
Balicki said. "We're a grassroots peace move- 
ment. A lot of times, grassroots organizations 
don't gel media attention, or. if they do. it's 
negative. We want people to know that there 
are many organizations and women in particu- 
lar that are against war." 

Photographs courtesy ot Sara Terry 

Controversial filmmaker Michael Moore, who directed the anti-Bush 
documentary "Fahrenheit g/n" attends a CODEPINK event. 

"One of our biggest ac- 
complishments has been 
to mobilize tens of thou- 
sands of women to be 
politically active." 

Gael Murphy 
CODEPINK Co-Creator 

Droney and Balicki said that another 
challenge for CODEPINK Women for Peace 
is the Bush Administration. Murphy said 
that the first biggest challenge is not enough 
resources and the second is counterforces. 
which include lack of political access, corpo- 
rations and industries. 

"Basically, our challenge is with the cur- 
rent Administration who doesn't understand 
that a voice of dissent is healthy in this coun- 
try," Droney said. "The idea of democracy is 
lost on this Administration. 

"We're working toward certain domestic 
and foreign policies. The people perpetuat- 
ing these policies are not letting us speak out 
against them. We're going to keep speaking 
out; we're going to keep protesting; we're 
going lo hold this Administration accountable," 
Droney said. "There's really no choice." 

InFebruary 2003, CODEPINK organized 
its first all-women peace delegation that trav- 
eled to Iraq. The group returned to the Middle 
East in January 2004. 

"We are struggling against a might force." 
said Murphy, who added that she wished more 
women could be reached by the program. "We 
are a militaristic nation and it's hard to change 

According to Murphy, pharmaceutical 
industries influencing government policies 
that inhibit access to cheaper drugs, industry 
and media ownership deregulation. 

A Code Pink member at a vigil next to 
the National Cemetery in Westwood. 

A Call to Action 

According to Murphy, Balicki and 
Droney, CODEPINK is not exclusively for 
women. Droney said that those interested in 
getting involved with or finding out about the 
organization can visit their website and sign up 
for the group's "Action Alerts," calls to action 
about what is going on nationally and interna- 
tionally. There is no fee to join CODEPINK. 

"It's absolutely open to everyone who 
cares about a just and peaceful world," 
Murphy said. 'Ivlany men have joined us, 
wear pink, volunteered to help us plan and 
carry out our various activities, and donated. 
I'd say if there are any rules, they are mutual 
respect and nonviolence." 

According to Balicki, CODEPINK is 
able to inspire those active in the program as 
well as those on the outside to get everyone 
involved — including men. 

Spreading the Word 

CODEPINK also offers a "Real News" 
source on it's official website, which aims 
at informing the public of news that is not 
normally seen on partisan mainstream media. 
Stories are taken from independent main- 
stream and non-mainstream publications like 
"The Wall Street Journal," "The Nation," "The 
Independent." and "The Los Angeles Times." 

One article, written by Juan Cole, a pro- 
fessor of hrstdry at the University of Michigan, 
poses the important question: "If America Were 
Iraq, What Would It Be Like?" His gritty, but 
truthful, what-if scenario sheds a new thought 
provoking light on the war in Iraq. 

It is issues like these that drive women 
like Gael Murphy to spread the word and ulti- 
mately educate a nation through CODEPINK. 

"Information is the cornerstone of democ- 
racy," Murphy said. 

For more information on CODEPINK, 
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November 17, 2004 


The Echo 7 

CD Review: 

A Perfect Circle's 


By Adam Jussell 
Contributing Writer 

Operation Christmas Child underway 

In the middle of the political 
that ensued prior to and during the recent 
election, it is good to listen to music that is 
void of any message outside of pure rock. 
But wait — there's more madness on 
the way. 

Enter A Perfect Circle's new album 
"eMOTTVe." APC's new release is far 
from the familiar sounds of their debut 
"Mer de Noms" and their sophomore 
release "Thirteenth Step." 

The band takes an extreme step 
towards what many would call "experi- 
mental" — a far cry from their alt-medal art 
rock that boosted APC's first release into 
incredible success. 

The album is comprised of 12 cover 
songs, which they describe as a "collec- 
tion of songs about war, peace, love and 

A Perfect Circle has moved from sim- 
ply making music, to making music with 
a purpose. The band is using their music 
to relay a message to listeners everywhere 
about what they would call "a collapse of 
Western civilization." 

The album did not impress me and 
deviated from what I would consider an 
APC album, but there are some great songs 
that are very well done. This includes the 
first single the band released, a cover of 
John Lennon's "Imagine," and Crucifix's 

After diving into the political mon- 
soon that is "eMOTTVe," I have to say 
I was disappointed. APC is an amazing 
band and their musical message is intense 
throughout the whole album. 

However, 1 really expected them to 
build upon "Mer de Noms," which this 
album definitely does not 

Save this album for a gift certificate. 
Save yourself the expense, read some news 
articles about peace and hum a little ditty in 
your head 

You just may get the same effect — or 

A Perfect Circle Quick-Hits 

Album: eM077\* 
Songs to listen to: "Imagine" (John Lennon), 
"Armihiation" (Crucifix) 

Pros: 2-3 very good songs, interesting experi- 

Cons: Too "expenmentaT; deviates from APC 

2 discs and a peace sign (APC would want 

Scale Breakdown: 

JDisc; If you put these things ii a microwave, 
cod stuff happens 

2Dbcs: I fell like supporting the mall today 
3Qiscs: ^Iwroscope says to try raw things 
4Discs Buy three; just in case you toss two 
SDiscs. Listen to this at least 3 times a day 

By Dana Wolf 
Staff Writer 

For many, one of the most memorable 
parts of the holiday season is sharing with oth- 
ers. Unfortunately, for many children overseas 
and even in our own country, Christmas gifts 
are a rare blessing. Luckily, from Nov. 8 to 
18. Operation Christmas Child is out to save 
Christmas for those who are less fortunate. 

While a shoebox of small gifts may not 
seem like much to many people, to children 
overseas who do not have much, a little kind- 
ness goes a long way. 

By filling the box with many small, non- 
penshable items such as pens, pencils, teddy 
bears, yo-yo's. and other items, volunteers will 
be helping to add some holiday cheer and hope 
for the new year. The program is somewhat 
new to CLU, but as word gets out the hope is 
that it will grow. 

"This is the second year CLU has been a 
part of Operation Christmas Child," Katelyn 
Kruse, one the Community Service Center 
interns, said. 

Operation Christmas Child is an easy way 
for people to help out during the Christmas 

"You buy a box for 55 to cover the ship- 
ping charge and fill it with gifts for either a boy 
or a girl. You can pick up your box in the SUB 
and drop it back off in the SUB. Then we bring 
it to the drop off area in Oxnard," Kruse said. 

It is easy for everyone to participate. 
"Anyone can be involved with Operation 

Christmas Child — individuals, clubs, offices, 
groups, individual rooms, etc.," Community 
Service Center intern Rachel Pensak-Rinehart 
said. The program helps bring groups together 
for a common cause. 

"It's a lot of fun and you get to give a gift 
to a child doesn't have one," Kruse added. 

Many students agree that Operation 
Christmas Child is a great way to give of 
yourself this holiday seasoa 

"It's great to give a child a Christmas that 
they wouldn't have," Juliana Moritz said. 

"I definitely want to try and get involved 
with this [program]. It seems cool to give a 
shoe box of toys to kids." Jason Johnson said. 
Operation Christmas Child is not only an 
event that takes place on campus. Many other 
organizations like churches, business groups, 
school groups, and even individuals from the 
community all get involved to help spread 
Christmas cheer. Because of a great involve- 
ment from so many people, the holiday season 
is better and brighter for many lost and lonely 
children all across the world. 

Around this time of year the Community 
Service Center is buzzing with activities and 
programs built around serving the commu- 

Toys for Tots will be starting in December, 
and there is also the Big Red Bucket in the 
SUB where everyone can donate canned 
goods for Manna. 

"Students can adopt a family for the 
holidays from Lutheran Social Services." 
Pensack-Rinehart added. 

This Christmas season will be a little 

Photoraphy courtesy of Julie Martinez 

Sophomore Jennifer Main pre- 
pares a showbox for Operation 
Christmas Child, which will be 
sent to a child in need overseas. 

brighter for underprivileged children across 
the world thanks to the loving devotion of vol- 
unteers. Studnets are encouraged to do what 
they can to help out.. 

For more information on Operation 
Christmas Child or other community ser- 
vice programs, contact the Community 
Service Center at \398l or by e-mail at 

Harold Stoner Clark series tackles science and spirituality 

By Ashley Fleming 
Staff Writer 

Last Tuesday, the 19th annual Harold 
Stoner Clark Lecture Series welcomed guest 
lecturer Rupert Sheldrake, Ph.D. Sheldrake 
gave two lectures; one on "The Extended 
Mind: Recent Experimental Evidence" at 
10 a.m., and "Science and Spirituality: My 
Own Journey of Exploration" at 4 p.m. in 
Samuelson Chapel. 

The Harold Stoner Clark Lecture series 
started after Harold Stoner Clark's death in 
1983. Clark left a bulk and residue of his 
estate to California Lutheran University to be 
used as a grant for guest lectures to be held 
in his name. His desire was to have lectures 
that focused on the relationship of science and 

The first annual lecture series was given 
in 1985 and dedicated in honor of Clark. 

The founding director of the Harold 
Stoner Clark Lectures was Dr. John Kuethe, 
Philosophy Professor Emeritus of the univer- 
sity who retired from the position in 1991 and 
passed away last year. This year's lectures 
were dedicated to Dr. Kuethe for his vision 
and devotion to the lectures. 

The current director is Dr. Bill Bersley. 
Associate Professor of Philosophy. 

According to Bersley, the decision to 
bring Sheldrake to campus was made by the 
Harold Stoner Clark committee, which is com- 
prised of members from various disciplines 
including geology, sociology, religion, phys- 
ics, and philosophy, as well as administrators. 
"The charge to the committee is to find 
speakers who are qualified to explore the rela- 
tionship between philosophy and science with, 
as Mr. Clark wished, special attention to the 
limitations of science," said Bersley. 

"In Dr. Sheldrake's case, much of his 
career has been devoted to looking at what he 
thinks are the limitations of traditional science 
and its understanding of physical reality." 

Sheldrake is a biologist, and is currently 
a Fellow of the Institute of Noetic Sciences, 
San Francisco, and author of several books, 
including his most recent "The Sense of Being 

Photoraphy courtesy of Julie Martinez 

Associate philosophy professor Bill Bersley introduces guest speaker 
Rupert Sheldrake at last Tuesday's Stoner Clark Lecture series. 

Stared At." 

In his first lecture. Sheldrake explained 
how his theory of morphic fields could pro- 
vide a new way of understanding the extended 

He discussed recent experimental results 
involving telepathic phenomena like bird 
flocking, fish schooling, telephone telepathy, 
and animal telepathy. 

Sheldrake showed a video of a telepathic 
experience involving a woman and her parrot, 
where the woman in a separate room than 
the parrot would see a picture, and the parrot 
would actually describe the picture she was 
seeing at that moment. 

Sheldrake argued that if the mind is more 
widespread than the brain, than this field's 
influence accounts for such phenomena. 

"I thought it was tough to know his 
experimental evidence, but the most convinc- 
ing evidence was the video tape," said student 
David Paul Dom. 

"It was a wonderful lecture that raised a 
lot of questions for me, I don't know how I feel 
about it or what 1 believe yet," Dom said. 

At the afternoon lecture. Sheldrake dis- 
cussed his personal journey of science and 
spintuality. He talked about the time he spent 
in India and how a Benedictine monk who had 

been living there helped him on his spiritual 

Geology Professor Dr. William Bilodeau 
attended the lecture and said that Sheldrake's 
theory on morphic resonance is philosophi- 
cally interesting, but there is no way to prove 
it scientifically. 

"Whether I believe Sheldrake's theory, 
I don't know. It makes me think," said 

"I had some concerns that Sheldrake did 
not address his research methodology more 
carefully, especially the issues of controlled 
experimentation," said Bersley. 

"I also worry that he has not conducted 
crucial experiments designed to falsify his 
theory. If such experiments fail to falsify it, it 
would strengthen his claims." 

"My take on the lectures is that they were 
surely provocative and amply satisfied Mr. 
Clark's wish that the limitations of science be 
explored in these lectures which he endowed," 
Bersley said. 

Bilodeau thought Sheldrake's appear- 
ance would be an enlighlenin experience for 

"Bringing in someone like him that chal- 
lenges our beliefs is good for the soul and the 
mind," Bilodeau said. 

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New ideas for failing war on terrorism 

By Brett Rowland 
Editor in CHIEF 

"What diffeivnce does it make to the 
dead, the orphans and the homeless, whether 
the mad destruction is wrought under the 
name of totalitarianism or the holy name of 
liberty or democracy' " 

- Mahatma Ghandi (1869-1 94S) 

Mentally, 1 had prepared myself for four 
more years of George W. Bush. I was not, 
however, prepared for Republican control of 
all three branches of the federal government. 
That hasn't happened since Calvin Coolidge 
came to the White House in 1924 during 
the Prohibition era. It should be noted that 
the political genius of Coolidge was to do 
nothing. Famous journalist and editor Walter 
Lippmann pointed out Coolidge's talent for 
effectively doing nothing in 1926: "This active 
inactivity suits the mood and certain of the 
needs of the country admirably." In this year 
of our Lord 2004, "active inactivity" will not 
suit the mood or needs of this county. We are 
at war with terrorism and. unlike Coolidge. 
Bush is a man of action. After 19 terrorists 
- fundamentalist imbeciles with the morality 

of drunken Sodomites - destroyed the Twin 
Towers of the World Trade Center. Mr. Bush 
declared worldwide war on terrorism. He gave 
many angry and mourning Americans hope. 
He made many feel like he and the United 
Stales, as a country, were doing something to 
end terrorism. 

Let us look al what the war on terror- 
ism has accomplished so far. According to 
the Department of Defense, more than 1,100 
American soldiers are dead and more than 
K.000 American soldiers have been wounded. 
An untold number of innocent Iraqi and 
Afghan citizens are dead. In March of this 
year, nearly 200 commuters were killed when 
terrorists planted bombs in commuter trains in 
Madrid. More than 150 Russian children were 
killed when terrorists look over their school. 

The Slate Department reported earlier 
this year that the number of significant ter- 
rorist attacks rose to a 21-year high in 2003. 
The London-based International Institute 
for Strategic Studies reported "over 18.000 
potential terrorists are at large with recruit- 
ment accelerating on account of Iraq." Despite 
all of this, the majority of Americans believe, 
according to recent polls, that Bush is doing a 
"good job" fighting the war on terrorism. 

It is time to rethink the fundamental 
assumptions that led us into a war on terror- 
ism. Terrorism is defined by the American 
Heritage dictionary as: "The unlawful use or 
threatened use of force or violence by a per- 
son or an organized group against people or 
property with the intention of intimidating or 
coercing societies or governments, often for 
ideological or political reasons." The nolion 

o\' waging a war against terrorism is absurd. 
Suffragist, peace activist and reformer Jeanette 
Rankin once said. "You can no more win a war 
than you can win an earthquake." This in not 
a profound notion, even a peanut-farmer from 
Georgia like Jimmy Carter realized that no 
matter how necessary, war is always evil. 

Fighting terrorism with war (or more 
terrorism) has not worked for Russia with 
Chechen terrorists or for Israel with Palestinian 
terrorists. And it is not working for the United 

The United Slates has taken many impor- 
tant steps to prevent terrorism, but fighting a 
war against it has nol been one of them. By 
securing our ports, airports and borders, arrest- 
ing known terrorists and culling off funding 
for terrorist groups we can reduce our vulner- 
ability to terrorist attacks. But these steps treat 
only the symptoms and nol the problem - not 
to mention this strategy is similar to treating a 
gunshot wound with gauze. 

In order to stop terrorism, we as Americans 
need to change our policies. Preeminent histo- 
rian and author Howard Zinn puts it this way: 
"Unless we reexamine our policies - our quar- 
tering of soldiers in a hundred countries (the 
quartering of foreign soldiers, remember, was 
one of the grievances of the American revo- 
lutionaries), our support of the occupation of 
Palestinian lands, our insistence on controlling 
the oil of the Middle East - we will always live 
in fear. If we were to announce that we will 
reconsider those policies, and began to change 
them, we might start to dry up the huge res- 
ervoir of hatred where terrorists are hatched." 
These are policies that have become deeply 
entrenched in our society and political climate, 
but they can be changed. 

Letter to the Editors 

Dear Echo, 

I find it interesting that Ms. Tecson would consult British 'newspa- 
pers' that align themselves with reporting more gossip and celebrity news 
than any other topics. You are absolutely nght. Nearly 4 million people 
voted to keep President Bush than elect senator Kerry. If you look at pre- 
vious voting maps I'm sure you noticed that DC has always voted for the 
Democratic nominee. In recent history the same has gone for California. 

You stated that "exit polls cite[d] the leading factor [to keep Bush] 
was moral values". What is wrong for voting for what you believe in? 
All of these voting campaigns called for voters to go to the polls on 
November 2nd and 'voice their opinion'. Well, Ms. Tecson "America 
Has Spoken" and they want to keep our leader. It just so happens that the 
outcome of these drives was not what these organizations were expecting. 
While youth turn out was at an all time high and they "favored" Kerry 
over Bush, there are more people in this great country that do nol agree 
with them. 

President Bush will be re-swom in on Jan 20th because that is what 
nearly 60 million Americans want lo happen. I have faith in our leader. 
While I do not agree with him on many issues, I know that he was a 
better choice between the two major options we were given as voters. 
Democrats cannot blame this election on Nader. Receiving 286 electoral 
votes (including an over turn of Iowa and New Mexico who voted for 
Gore in 2000) and 51% of the popular vole. Bush can continue to operate 

the US. If you look al ihe counly-by-county map il is clearly in favor of 
keeping Bush in office. Bush connects better to the 'average American'. 
I totally agree with ihe title bestowed to him by a news source 1 cannot 
remember at the moment, "Bush: Person you would most like to have a 
beer with". Someday I would like to have the opportunity lo have a beer 
with our president and tell him why I voted for him in this election. 

As far as the rest of the world is concerned, how would ihey like if 
we pulled out all of our support and protection? What if we pulled out 
all of our troops from Europe and around the world? What if we had our 
entire military forces just sitting at our bases on American soil? 1 guar- 
antee that the rest of the world would be begging for the US to come to 
their rescue. The world would collapse if we left. In response to your lasl 
comment where you slated to "...say goodbye to our dreams of a country 
where a woman will have a right to choose", if you are brave enough to 
take my offer. I ask you to go to and look at the 
pictures of aborted babies and tell me that they didn't deserve the right to 
live. I tolerate abortion in cases of rape or if the mother is in grave danger 
of dying but besides those two situations abortion should not be allowed. 
I find it very interesting that those in favor of abortion rights for anybody 
who just wants to shed the responsibility for their actions are already bom 
and are willing take something so precious as a fetus and destroy it. 

Philip Galvan 

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Powell resignation shakes Bush cabinet 

By Brandee J. Tecson 
Editor in Gut* 

Despite months of heightened specula- 
tion. Secretary of State Colin Powell's offi- 
cial resignation on Monday nonetheless sent 
Shockwaves through the Bush administration. 

In a one-page typewritten letter dated 
Nov. 12. Powell wrote to President Bush. "As 
we have discussed in recent months. I believe 
that now that the election is over, the lime has 
come for me to step down as secretary of state 
and return to private life. I. therefore, resign as 
the 65th secretary of state, effective at your 

Powell, who has played a pivotal role in 
the war on terrorism and in Iraq, also stated he 
was "pleased to have been part of a team thai 
launched the Global War Against Terror, liber- 
ated the Afghan and Iraqi people, brought the 
attention of the world to the problem of pro- 
liferation, reaffirmed our alliances, adjusted to 
the post-Cold War World and undertook major 
initiatives to deal with the problem of poverty 
and disease in the developing world." 

Powell reportedly broke the news to his 
staff early Monday morning of the resignation 
letter he gave to President Bush last Friday, 
according to CNN. 

"The United States is losing its most 
respected statesman," said Rep. Jim Kulbe. 
"His departure will leave a huge gap m the 
conduct of our foreign policy." 

Kolbe serves as chairman of the Foreign 
Operations Appropriations Subcommittee and 
said that Powell's successor will have some 
very large shoes to fill. 

Powell has said he will remain in office 
until a successor is appointed, however 

speculation is swirling that National Security 
Advisor Condoleezza Rice will take over 
Powell's position. 

The latest shakeup of Bush's cabinet 
comes on the heels of the Attorney General 
John Asheroft resignation just days after the 
presidential election was finalized. Commerce 
Secretary Don Evans also resigned last week, 
and more shakeups are said to be on the way. 

At least three more resignations were 
announced on Monday from Agriculture 
Secretary Ann Veneman. Energy Secretary 
Spencer Abraham, and Education Secretary 
Rod Paige. 

With six of the 15 Cabinet members step- 
ping down from their posts, the Bush admin- 
istration is undergoing a much-needed facelift 
before the president's second-term inaugura- 
tion in January. White House counsel Alberto 
Gonzales has already been selected to succeed 
Ashcroft as the next Attorney General. 

However. Powells resignation struck a 
deep cord with both politicians in Washington. 
D.C. and American citizens. 

"Secretary Powell's departure is a loss 

to the moderate internationalist voices in the 
Bush administration," said New Mexico Gov. 
Bill Richardson, who also served as former 
U.N. ambassador during the Clinton adminis- 
tration. "Hopefully, his replacement will be a 
pragmatist rather than an ideologue." 

The international community, which has 
regarded the secretary of state as a moderator, 
is also coming to terms with the loss. 

"It's been a joy to work with Colin 
Powell." British Foreign Secretary Jack Straw 
said. He praised Powell as "a unique figure 
who had made the transition from being a 
great soldier to being a great statesman and 

Chief Palestinian negotiator Saeb Erakat 
praised Powell for his work in international 

"In our deliberations with him. he has 
gained our highest respect and appreciation." 
Erakat said. "He's a fair man and highly digni- 
fied and will indeed leave his mark on interna- 
tional politics." 

Just days after Yassir Arafat's death, 
Powell's resignation could not have come at 

a more critical time. Jordanian Deputy Prime 
Minister Marwan Muasher saw Powell's 
imminent departure as a "blow to the peace 

"Colin Powell was somebody who 
understood the words, who truly listened and 
who cared about the problems of the world," 
Muasher said. "1 hate to see him go precisely at 
the time when the prospects for a breakthrough 
are improving." 

Without Powell on board, many see the 
prospects of peace in the Middle East as dubi- 

"The biggest vacuum that he leaves is in 
Middle East policy. With the death of Arafat, 
there is a chance now for the U.S. to re-engage 
in exactly the right way."^ said Rep. Jane 
Harman. "\ had hoped thai Powell and his able 
depuly. Rich Annilage, would be the adminis- 
tration leaders in that effort. I think thai without 
them, it just gets a little harder." 

Arab League Secretary General Amre 
Moussa also saw Powell as a unifier. 

"He knew how lo be with friends and 
allies and he knew the intricacies of major 
problems jn the Middle East." Moussa said. 
"He was a voice of moderation and did good 
things in a way that all of us had respect tor 
him as secretary of stale." 

Sen. Joseph Biden. the lop Democrat 
on the Foreign Relations Committee, praised 
Powell for bringing a sense of integrity to the 
While House. 

"Even after four difficult years in a bitter- 
ly divided adminislralion, Colin Powell leaves 
the State Department with his head held high 
and an unmatched reputation for integrity and 
wisdom," said Biden. "He is a rare commodity 
in this town; a decent and classy guy who will 
be missed." 

While Powell often did nol see eye to eye 
with many in the Bush adminislralion who - 
opied for a more militant approach to foreign 
affairs, he was widely respected among all 
politicians. Both Republicans and Democrats 
alike will sorely miss his presence on Capitol 

In a written statement. House Democratic 
Leader Nancy Pelosi called his resignation "a 
great loss for the Bush administration and for 
the country." 

Moore's m istruths only hurt Democrats 

By IverMeldahl 
News Editor 

Few pundits in this nation's political 
history have been so effective—at galvaniz- 
ing their opposition. Ever since he became a 
champion of" blowhard liberals everywhere 
with his 2000 film "Bowling for Columbine." 
Michael Moore has been at ihe forefront of the 
brilliant anybody-bul-Bush movement. 

It's about lime that someone look pasi 
Moore and tell what is really behind the man 
whose Slacker Uprising Tour did nothing 
short of winning the election for Bush, and 
furthermore guaranteeing liberal irrelevance 
for another four years. 

For those unfamiliar with the level of 
Moore's childish hatred for President Bush, 
one only need consult his own words. 

In response lo Bush's victory on Nov. 2, 
Moore published "17 reasons not to slit your 

"The only age group in which the major- 
ity voted for Kerry was young adults (Kerry: 
54%. Bush: 44%). proving once again thai 
your parents are always wrong and you should 
never listen lo them," Moore wrole on his 
personal website. With such a well-measured 
and intelligent agenda, who could argue with 

Moore publishes many of his thoughts, 
no mailer how juvenile, in his many books 
and documentary films. His career slarted 
with "Roger & Me." a 1989 slam of then- 
General Motors Chairman Roger B. Smith, 
who, despite record profits at Ihe lime, closed 
a planl in Moore's hometown of Flint, Mich.. 
devastating the city. 

Moore has never held a single punch in 
his work, including the books "Stupid While 
Men" and "Will They Ever Trust Us Again'.'," 
a collection of letters from military personnel 
and their friends and families back home. 

What makes Moore so loathsome is nol 
his posiiions, or even his opinions. It's his 
complete lack of journalistic credibility and 
ethics that invalidate even the simplest of 
points. While he may fancy himself a cham- 
pion of the people, a working-class voice of 
the masses, the sad fact is that he is nothing but 
a propagandist — and a poor one ai thai. 

The first thing that one would ask of 
Moore's work may be about the absence of a 

dissenling voice. Or maybe il would be about 
ihe fact that he uses cheap ambush interview 
tactics, because unlike real journalists, he can't 
get. much less conduct, a real interview. 

Just watch the scene from "Bowling for 
Columbine," where Moore is welcomed into 
National Rifle Association President Charlton 
Heslon's home for an lnlerview. Moore, know- 
ing lhai Heston doesn't know what ihe inter- 
view is about, is downright misleading. 

For example. Moore claims lhat "just ten 
days after the Columbine killings, despile the 
pleas of a community in mourning. Charlton 
Heston came to Denver and held a large pro- 
gun rally for the National Rifle Association." 

The filmmaker then splices in footage of 
Heston speaking al a NRA rally, the infamous 
"from my cold, dead hands" speech. Yes. the 
passionale speech was al an NRA rally — 
almost a year later. Of course, the viewer is led 
to believe that Heston said those words just 
days after the shootings al Columbine High 
School. Moore doesn't mention what Heston 
said al the real Denver rally. 

"We've cancelled ihe festivities," Heston 
said in Denver. Too bad lhai Moore didn't pul 
this in his film; il would not have portrayed 
the NRA leader as a cold, bigoted, evil man. 
But that's Moore's whole aim. and he does it 
quite well. The man is a millionaire Tor a good 
reason: he's quite an entertainer. 

Don't think that Americans aren'l on 

to Moore. The unlikely windbag has many 
friends in high places, and because of this 
he has attracted more lhan his share o( 
media attention, especially leading up lo the 
November general election. Fonunaiely. the 
majority of Americans can see pasl the smoke 
and mirrors. 

Moore launched his "Slacker Uprising 
Tour" in the months leading up to Ihe 
November election, in an effort to do one 
thing: Get incumbent president Bush out of 

The lour canvassed college campuses 
across the nation, featuring Moore rewarding 
students who agreed lo vole with prizes such 
as underwear or ramen noodles. As sophomor- 
ic as it sounds, this was a legitimate effort to 
mobilize the youth vote, strongly Democratic, 
lo elect Kerry. 

Unfortunately for Moore and his support- 
ers, the only thing the tour accomplished was 
solidifying his opposition. Middle America 
saw just whal kind of people supported Kerry 
and ran in the opposite direction. 

Moore should stick lo being an entertain- 
er and leave running ihe country lo people who 
can make it through an eniire sentence without 
bending the truth or lying by omission. 

Unlil he and other far-left leaning politi- 
cians and celebrities decide to stop complain- 
ing and gel to work, one can only expect more 
of the same at the polls. 

(HH£ lilCHUI 

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November 17, 2004 



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Photography by Kyle Peterson 

Tyler Ruiz fights to get through his defenders in Saturday's game agains Chapman. 

Football pounds Chapman, 41-7 

By Ashley Benson 
Staff Writer 

Photography bv Kyle Pete 
Quarterback Danny Jones finds his receiver as Sean Brosnan and Donriy Thompson 
block, while below; Nick Noroian celebrates with Head Coach Scan Sauin 

The sun shone as the Kingsmen sel out lo 
play their last game of the season against the 
Chapman Panthers at Mt. Clef Stadium. 

They were victorious over Chapman. 
41-7, and were able to continue their win- 
ning streak, making six straight wins for the 

This is the first lime since 1981 that 
the Kingsmen have won six straight games, 
making the record for the season 6-3, while 
Chapman fell to 4-5. 

"It's exciting to think about how much 
steam we will roll with into next year. Most of 
the team is coming back next year, so we hope 
that we will continue to be on this roll," senior 
Joe Henle said. "Its exciting to know that we 
haven't lost a game since September." 

The game started out with a bang as senior 
running back Tyler Ruiz got all the points they 
would need by scoring the first three touch- 
downs. Ruiz also got another touchdown in 
the fourth quarter. 

Junior Charlie Brown also scored two 
touchdowns, one off of a pass from freshman 
quarterback Danny Jones and the other off of 
a 14-yard run. 

"Our coaches told us to finish strong and 
not to take them lightly, so we jumped on them 
quick," senior Alex Espinoza said. "They do 
have a pretty good team, but our defense just 
did a great job and so did our offense. It was 
a good way to go out, and we kept our streak 

Ruiz led the runners with 19 carries for 
88 yards. Jones completed 2 1 of 33 passes for 
a total of 302 yards. 

Senior Craig Herrera had receptions for a 
total of 59 yards, and Kellan Mayberry caught 
four passes for a total of 76 yards. 

"It feels good to go out the right way and 
with a win," senior Ryan Myers said. 

This last game was also a special day for 
the seniors because it was the last game they 
would take part in as a Kingsmen. 

"We ended on such a 
good note. I had a blast, 
and I'll remember this 

Quinn Longhurst 

Seniors Quinn Longhurst. Prentice 
Reedy, Ruiz, Henle, Mike Argo, Espinoza, 
Peter Gunny, Waller Matlock. Kyle Paterik. 
Jacob Leoni, Stephen Perry and Myers all 
played their last game tor the Kingsmen. 

"It was nice to leave the program on a 
good note. It's also nice to know that you 
helped build the building blocks for the years 
to come," Henle said. 

Longhurst was named SCIAC player of 
the week last week. He recorded a total of 3.5 
sacks against Whittier on Saturday, Nov. 6. 

He has a total of eight tackles, lour of 
which being for a loss. He is nationally ranked 
third in sacks, 1 3 in tackles for a loss and 2 1 for 
forced fumbles. 

"Quinn deserves it; he puis a lot into the 
football program and displays that on the field. 
He had a great season," Myers said. 

Longhurst emphasizes the fact that he is 
able to do his job so well because everyone 
else on the team is doing theirs. 

"If 1 get a sack, it's because everyone else 
is doing their job," Longhurst said. 

As far as ending on such a positive note, 
the seniors seemed pleased. 

"We ended on such a good note," 
Longhurst said. "I had a blast, and 1*11 remem- 
ber this forever." 

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Water polo pleased with season 

By Ty Mooney 
Staff Writer 

The Kingsmen waier polo learn under- 
took Iheir mosl daunting task this season 
playing Division I powerhouse Pepperdine 
University last Thursday. 

Pepperdine 's water polo team is ranked 
No. 1 1 in lite entire nation. 

Freshmen Scott Bredesen and Jordan 
Stephens each had one goal tor the Kingsmen, 
and freshman goalie Quinlen Beckmann made 
rune saves in the cage. 

However, their efforts were not enough 
as the team lost 9-2. According to junior team 
captain John McAndrew. the game was a great 
learning experience. 

Going into the SCIAC championship 
tournament, the Kingsmen had a record of 
6-23 overall, and 1-6 in league. Bredesen was 
the tiflh leading scorer in SCIAC play with 1 5 
goals in the seven league games. 

Sophomore Jared Clark had 10 goals 
and freshman Kelby Tursick had nine, round- 
ing out the SCIAC "Top 20" scoring leaders. 
Beckmann had 52 saves in SCIAC play, the 
third most out of 1 1 goalies. 

The Pepperdine game was a wann-up for 
litis weekend's SCIAC championship tourna- 
ment held at the Axelrood Pool in Claremonl. 
The Kingsmen entered the tournament as the 
seventh seed out of a field of eight teams. 

On Saturday, the Kingsmen looked to 
upset the No. 2 seed Whiitier. Bredesen scored 
four goals. Tursick added two, and Beckmann 
made six saves as Whiitier won 1 7-7. 

The Kingsmen were not fa/ed by the lop- 
sided loss. Instead of dwelling on what could 
have been, the Kingsmen recovered quickly 
and got ready to play Occidental. 

Occidental entered the tournament with 
lite sixth seed. They lost to Pomona-Pilzer 
in Ihe first round. The winner of the game 
between the Kingsmen and Occidental would 
play in the fifth place game. 

In a tough battle, the Kingsmen brought 
their most intense play of the season. Trailing 
mosl of the game Ihey found a way to pull it 
together in the fourth. Beckmann made 14 
slops in the cage lo keep the Kingsmen close 
throughout ihe game. 

Bredesen and Clark each scored three 
times. McAndrew scored twice, and Tursick 
scored once, en route (o a 9-7 viclory. 

The CLU water polo team played hard in Thursday's game against 
Pepperdine, who is nationaly ranked No. n in Division I water polo. 

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"Upsetting Occidental was definitely ihe 
highlight of our season." McAndrew said. 
"We definitely turned some heads, and got 
some people interested in the developing pro- 
gram at CLU." 

Clark was ecstatic afler the victory. 

"We came from behind. We weren't 
supposed to beat them. We were the lolal 
underdogs in the tournament." Clark said. 
"We showed so riiany teams that we are solid. 
It was a total team viclory." 

With a win to build on. the Kingsmen 
played in lite fifth place game on Sunday 
against LaVeme. In yet another close game, 
the score was tied 8-8 in the fourth. However. 
LaVeme pulled away and won 11-8. 

"We lost our focus for about a minule. 
They scored a couple of quick goals and we 
were not able to recover." McAndrew said. 

Willi tlte loss. Ihe. Kingsmen finished 
sixth in the SCIAC, going 2-8 in league play 
and 7-26 overall. 

"Our record does not really show how 

good of a team we became," Clark said. 

Despite die losses. Head Coach Craig 
Rond look die season in stride. 

"I Ihink these guys have improved more 
than any other team I have ever coached. We 
were almost top five in our conference Willi a 
freshman heavy learn." Rond said. 

McAndrew and his teammates realize 
thai the future is bnghl for the Kingsmen. 

"I'm hoping we'll knock off La Verne and 
give Pomona and Claremonl a run for their 
money. Were looking always lo better our- 
selves from tile spol thai we are in this year." 
McAndrew said. 

Wilh a new recruiting class coming in. 
and a strong freshman class who has played 
over 30 games together already, the Kingsmen 
look to continue their success through lots of 
training, which includes swimming, weight 
lifting, and playing in summer and club 

"Nexl season we are going to dominate." 
Stephens said. 

Photograph) by TocldKuglei 

Head Coach Rond takes time 
to talk to his players dwing 
Thursday's game at Pepperdine. 

Swimming and diving teams prepare for new season 

By Heather Worden 
Staff Writer 

With the addition of freshmen, a few new 
upperclassmen and some returnees, the CLU 
Swimming and Diving teams are looking 
strong for the start of Iheir second season. 

"We are slill a small learn bul we are 
going lo do the best we can." junior Jenny 
Rios said. 

With early morning practice, held at Oaks 
Christian High School in Westlake Village, a 
bigger team makes il a lot easier to get up at 5 
a.m.. sophomore Jenny Danielson, one of the 
returnees from last year. said. 

'It helps make the training more intense, 
because there are people there lo push you." 
sophomore Danielson said. 

The learns are looking lo progress and 
build from last season and sel a strong foun- 
dation for the future, since il is slill a new 

The Swimming and Diving learns 
competed in the Malibu Invitational held al 
Pepperdine on Oct. 30, and turned in some 
quality performances showing Ihey are ready 

for the season. 

"Everyone did well for just starting off." 
freshmen Mia Bosetli said. "Since most of 
us are freshmen we pulled together pretty 

Bosetti and Rios were the high point 
winners for the women in the sprints events 
and Kelsey Meyers and Courtney Parks in the 
distance events. 

The women's 400 freestyle relay consist- 
ing of Meyers. Danielson. Amy Vennillion and 
Boseni placed fourth in the competition. 

On ihe men's side. Yuya Shiomi had Iwo 
first place finishes in the butterfly. Jimmy Wall 
placed second in the 50-meter freestyle, and 
Dan Ham placed second in both the 50- and 
1 00-meter breaststroke. 

"We turned out some fast times for this 
early in the season." senior Mark Nielsen 

The team is also looking forward to gel- 
ting some of the water polo athletes after their 
season to make the team bigger and stronger. 
In diving, senior Brusta Brown competed 
in her first meet and placed litih. 

"She did great considering most oi the 

"Everyone did well for 
just starting off. Since 
most of us are freshman 
we pulled together pretty 

Mia Bosetti 

athletes there were Division I, and she has 
been juggling diving practice and basketball 
practice as well as school, and work." defend- 
ing I- and 3-meter SCIAC diving champion, 
senior Ashleigh Poulin said. 

Poulin, who suffered an ankle injury at 
the end of last season, did not compete in the 

"I am just looking lo have a good time, 
stay healthy, and try lo repeal what I did lasi 
year." Poulin said. 

"Overall il was a good starting out meel," 
freshman Annelise Mathre said. "Il was good 
to see how the season is going to look, and we 
are ready lo improve and have fun." 

The learns are having a camp over winter 
break held al Oaks Christian. It will consist of 
a couple weeks of intense training lo prepare 
them for SCIAC competition. 

Head Coach Tom Dodd hopes to begin 
developing traditions for the learn, as well as 
empower ihe freshmen lo become leaders. 

A more intense training schedule and 
more pool learn are also goals Dodd would 
like lo implement into the season. He hopes lo 
build a strong program by recruiting athletes 
who enjoy working hard, and putting in that 
extra training time while having fun. 

The Kingsmen and Regals have three 
hivitalionals lined up for the rest of the semes- 
ter then reium back lo CLU on Dec. 28 for 

They open up SCIAt* competition on 
Jan. 8 against Claremonl-Mudd-Scripps and 
conclude tile regular season on Feb. 19 wilh 
SCIAC championships. 

All ihe home meeis will be held at Oaks 
Christian High School. 

The Swimming and Diving teams next 
competition is the Speedo Cup in Long Beach, 
Nov. 18-20. 

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November 17, 2004 

Zarlengo eats his words as Kingsmen football reigns 

By Ryan Zarlengo 
Sports Commentator 

There comes a lime in every journalist's 
career when one has to eat their own words. 
My number has just been called. 1 admit 1 said 
some brash comments earlier this semester 
about the football team. 1 stated they were 
slow, small and had one too many meatball 
subs at the Centrum. 

At the beginning of the season, many 
people would have backed me up, too. The 
Kingsmen lost three straight games. They 
looked worse than my dad trying to "shake it 
like a Polaroid picture." 

Honestly, they lost to Pacific Lutheran. 
That is a team who probably can't practice 
half the lime because it rains so much. 

Then, they got embarrassed twice at 
home against Occidental and Pomona. It got 
to the point where 1 would rather watch one of 
the twenty Spanish channels on television than 
go to a CLU football game on Saturdays. 

I failed to remember that things can 
change, and change they did. Something 
sparked the football team. 1 don't know 

whether it was something in the cafeteria food 
or what but the team suddenly became — 
well — good. 

They beat powerhouse Menlo at home 
in early October. Not only this, they beat 
them with a freshman quarterback. This is a 
guy who can still smell the sweat on his high 
school jersey. Danny Jones, threw for 353 
yards and three touchdowns. Those are Payton 
Manning numbers. He also was awarded with 
SCI AC Athlete of the Week. 

So, then I was thinking to myself, "What 
if this win was just a fluke?" 

Once again, 1 was wrong. The Kingsmen 
then went on to demolish La Veme and 
Claremont. They beat Claremont 42-12, on 
the road,, without the comforts of Mt. Clef 

Danny Jones managed to throw for 224 
yards and two touchdowns. Charlie Brown 
had a pair of touchdowns, and Craig Herrera 
ran a 50-yard punt return back for another 

This is when I started to get nervous. My 
opinions earlier in the year were coming back 
to haunt me. The football team kept winning. 
They even beat Redlands. 

Regals soccer finishes with 
four All-SCIAC members 

By Brian Embree 
Staff Writer 

The CLU Women's Soccer Team 
played its final two games of the 2004 season 
Nov. 5 against Cal State Hayward and Nov. 6 
against UC Santa Cruz. 

The Regals battled Hayward throughout 
the game but left with a loss, 1-0. The only 
goal of the match was scored by Hayward's 
Jaime Parsons who had 7 shots on goal 
individually. CSU Hayward blew away the 
Regals with 23 total shots on goal. 

The excellent play by freshmen Allison 
Louie and Diana Molthen, the CLU goal- 
keepers, kept 22 of those shots out of the 
back of the net. 

The next game, versus UC Santa Cruz, 
featured freshman Laura Bailey sharing the 
goal with Louie. They combined for two 
saves in a tough 0-0 tie after two overtimes. 
CLU could only muster 7 shots on goal while 
Santa Cruz pounded 13 shots at the Regal's 

For the seniors on the Regals soccer 
team, this marked their final game in col- 
legiate athletics. 

Senior Aubreigh Hutchinson expressed 
feelings of sadness about her final game. 

"I'm really going to miss all my team- 
mates," Hutchinson said, "but I'm excited at 
how good the team will be next year, even 

without us." According to Hutchinson, the 
depth of the Regals' roster will be vital to 
their competitive status next season. 

"There are so many real good players 
on our team," Hutchinson said, "they'll have 
no problem filling gaps that the seniors might 
create when we leave." 

Other Regal players have good reason 
to celebrate. Senior Danielle While and 
freshmen Katharine Miljour were selected as 
All-SCIAC first team. Miljour is one of only 
two freshmen on the AU-SCIAC roster. She 
led CLU with 5 goals and 10 points, playing 
in all 20 games. 

"It's a real honor to be selected," Miljour 
said. "I can't wait for next season. It should 
be exciting." 

White, who was a defensive leader for 
the Regals also went the distance, starting all 
20 games for CLU. 

'I'm going to miss playing at CLU," 
White said. "I've been playing with some of 
these girls for 4 years now; it'll be tough." 

Senior Danielle Erquiaga and sopho- 
more Katie Gebhardt were also selected for 
All-SCIAC honors, making the second team. 
Erquiaga scored two goals on the season and 
had one assist Gebhardt, who was another 
key defender, scored two goals as well and 
had one assist in the 20-game season. 

CLU ended the season 9-6-5 overall and 
6-3-3 in SCIAC play. 

I failed to remember that 
things can change, and 
change they did. 

Now, for those of you who aren't fully 
acquainted with the CLU and Redlands 
rivalry, let me fill you in. There never was a 
rivalry. Redlands used to beat us so decisively, 
1 considered transferring. 

The Kingsmen were now been victorious 
in four straight games. 

If you have any math or logic skills, this 
pattern should become increasingly clearer. 
The Kingsmen football team continued its 
winning ways by defeating Whittier 42-20 on 
the road. Tyler Ruiz and Brown combined to 
score four touchdowns and ran for over 200 
yards. Danny Jones, seemingly a weathered 
veteran, casually threw for over 200 yards 

and had one rushing touchdown. Even the 
Kingsmen defense was doing well. Quinn 
Longhursl wreaked havoc on the offensive 
line, while recording a Strahan-like 3.5 sacks 
and was awarded with SCIAC Athlete of the 

I shouldn't even need to finish this article 
because the result of their last game should be 
self-explanatory. Yet, for the sake of those who 
love streaks, this one's for you. 

The Kingsmen finished their season by 
doing something that they have grown accus- 
tomed to: winning. They dominated Chapman 
at home 41-7. They made Chapman look so 
bad that I started to believe that I could actually 
start as an offensive lineman on their team. 

Therefore, if you carry Ihe two, square the 
reciprocal and, simply, just look at their record, 
the Kingsmen football learn ended their season 
with six straight wins. They look second place 
in SCIAC, while gaining the respect of every 
fan, including yours truly. 

There you go, 1 ale my words, and I'm 
now stuffed. 

However. I'll gladly sit down and have 
a meatball sub with every football player any 
day of the week. 

Cross Country finishes 
season at Prado Park 

By Ryan Zarlengo 
Staff Writer 

The CLU cross country team competed 
in the NCAA West Regional on Saturday at 
Prado Park in Chino Hills. 

Five Kingsmen competed in their 8K 
race, while six Regals ran in their 6K race, 
which is comprised of 2 big loops and a small 
loop at the finish. 

"We had our SCIAC Championships 
there two weeks ago, so it was an advantage 
for us and the other SCIAC schools because 
we have run on it before and know it well 
compared to the other teams there." junior 
Heather Worden said. 

Worden led the way for the Regals with 
a time of 23:57. This time was good enough 
for a 23rd place finish. In addition, Worden 
qualified for All-Region honors for finishing 
in the top 35. 

"It was a tough race. I just went out there 
and tried to move up during the race as much 
as I could. It wasn't my best race of the sea- 
son, but I'm not disappointed with it," Worden 

Senior Scott Siegfried was the top finisher 
for the CLU men with a time of 29:23. which 
put him in 73rd place. The CLU men ran in a 
tight pack, with four out of the five runners fin- 
ishing within two minutes of Siegfried's time. 

According to several runners, the NCCA 
West Regional was a great experience because 
of the amount of competitors and fans lining 
the race. 

"I am proud of how the whole team ran 
this season. Everyone worked so hard and was 
dedicated, and it was a lot of fun," SCIAC 
Runner of the Year Worden said. 

The future for both the Regals and 
Kingsmen looks promising. Worden will be 
returning for her senior year and possibly 
her best yet, which will be hard to achieve, 
after winning the SCIAC Championships and 
claiming the title of SCIAC Runner of the Year 
this season. 

As for the Kingsmen, this year was 
somewhat of a rebuilding year with six new 
freshmen. However, this fact bodes well for 
next year with all freshmen gaining valuable 
experience this season. This was the last sea- 
son for veteran runner Siegfried. 

Intramural Championships 

Flag Football 
Sunday, Nov. 21 3:00 p.m. @ Mt. Clef Stadium 

Zombie Nation vs. Revulucion 

Thursday Nov. 18 0:00 p.m. Gymnasium 

Jon Siebrecht vs. Goofy Troopers 


Men's Soccer 

First team All SCIAC 

Greg Allen, Brian Blevons 

Second team all SCIAC 

Cam Robinson, Jamie Lavelle 


First team All SCIAC 

Katie Schneider , Christie Barker 

Second team all SCIAC 

Bailey Surratt 

California Lutheran University 

Volume 46 No. 12 

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February 2, 2005 




Civil rights week focuses on 

The King makes a comeback, showing up at the 

Both Kingsmen and Regal 

past leaders, current issues 

Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Center 

basketball teams dominate 

See story page 3 

See story page 4 

See story page 8 

axes CLW amid 
safety concerns 

By Lisa Manners 
Staff Writkr 

CLW, a highly anticipated CLU event, 
which was scheduled for April 15, has 
been cancelled indefinitely due to liability 
and safety reasons. The legal council, the 
administrative services division and the 
programs board advisers ultimately made 
the decision. 

"It was a semester in review; an ongo- 
ing project. The school is no longer letting 
us do this," said Michael Fuller, adviser 
to ASCLU and someone involved in the 

The waivers students sign to participate 
in CLW are also required for intramural and 
club sports to protect liability. However, the 
death or injury risk for CLW has increased 
over the three years that the show has Oeeu 
a part of Club Lu. 

"While the protocol in the past has 
been to make sure participants sign a form 
stating that they are in good physical condi- 
tion, and that the activity is high risk and that 
they understand and waive their rights to sue 
us, we have come to the conclusion that this 
is no longer enough. I think we can all agree 
that we do not want to be the planners of 
an event that could lead to serious injury," 
Fuller said. 

Some Programs Board members, 
though they understand the reasons for its 
cancellation, remain surprised and saddened 
by the loss of a favorite event. The turnout 
has been large every year since CLW's 
inception, and many students look forward 
to seeing the wrestling event each spring. 

Feeling particularly left out of the deci- 
sion was Jimmy Fox's successor as emcee 
of CLW, Brian Roberts. He has resigned his 
position on Programs Board and is angered 
by the way CLWs termination arose. 

"I do not disagree with their decision, 
however, 1 will ridicule them [Bill Rosser, 
Robby Larson and Mike Fuller] for the way 
they handled themselves in the process. I 
always knew there were reservations about 
the event, but you would think that if you 
are going to have this kind of discussion, 
you would give the person in charge a 
chance to defend and protest for the event 
I was never given a chance, or informed of 
any discussion. It was all done without my 
knowledge," Roberts said. 

Planning for CLW was already in full 
swing. Roberts had completed a script 
secured the date, and lined up meetings to 
prepare for the anticipated Club Lu event 
e-mails were sent to students that were 
participating in CLW, assigning them their 
characters and storylines for the night All 
this planning began roughly a year ago 
at the Spring Retreat for Programs Board 
where talk of cancelling CLW originated. 
Please see CLW, p. 3 

Scan. Center lauds artwork 

By Mehna Hadfield 
Staff Writer 

Traditional Scandinavian artwork and 
folklore were the focus of a cultural cel- 
ebration at the Scandinavian center this past 
Saturday. The event included a telling of "The 
Wonderful Adventures of Nils," a generations- 
old folktale and presenting a sculpture of one 
of the story's characters. 

The sculpture that was showcased was 
introduced by the action of popping balloons 

"She can paint a rose 
that has a smell." 

Torsten Olsson 

Photograph by Kurt Sanders 

Torsten Olsson and Richard Londgren discuss traditional 
Scandanavian artwork at the celebration on Saturday. 

instead the more traditional act of pouring 
champagne over it. 

"Nils would have liked it. He would 
have popped them behind you," said Richard 
Londgren. director of the Scandinavian 

Londgren. knowledgeable in Swedish 
culture, began the event that honored the new 
sculpture of the "Spruce Goose" by first telling 
the story of Nils. 

The story is of a mischievous boy. Nils 
Holgersson, who had captured an elf. The 
elf shrank Nils in retaliation and so, trying to 
escape punishment leaves on this goose. 

Currently, this story is still used in 

Sweden to teach geography and tradition. It is 
now being told in numerous other countries, 
including the United States. 

Torsten Olsson said what he enjoys most 
about creating such art is that it keeps him 
busy. He is known for crafting all his works 
from his garage. 

Irene Baldwin, painter of the goose sculp- 
ture, said that Olsson allows himself just a 
small space in the middle of the garage where 
"he can turn in and do all his artwoik. 

"All he has to do is close his eyes and the 
plans are written under his eyelids," Baldwin 

Baldwin has painted for about 35 years 

and has experience widi china, oil, and toile 

"She can paint a rose that has a smell.'' 
Olsson said about Baldwin's detailed artwork. 

Both artists have numerous displayed 
works throughout the center. The more obvi- 
ous is the six foot horse that stands on the front 
lawn of the Center, on the comer of Faculty 
Road and Mountclef Boulevard. 

Now, a new sculpture hangs inside the 
Scandinavian Center. It is a work that serves 
as a reminder of the popular Swedish folktale 
of a boy learning about life during the course 
of his journey on the back of a goose. 

There will be more Scandinavian cultural 

Reagan to keynote on leadership 

By Evan White 
Staff Writer 

Keynote Speaker Michael Reagan will 
highlight the Ninth Annual CLU Leadership 
Institute. This event will focus on success in 
the workplace and will give its attendees lead- 
ership education for every aspect of their lives, 
Nicole Hackbarth, coordinator for Student 
Programs and Area Residence Coordinator 

Michael Reagan, eldest son of President 
Ronald Reagan, is a nationally syndicated 
radio talk show host heard by over 5 million 
daily listeners . He is giving CLU students 
the chance to learn about life Growing up 

"I sit on the President's Council, I have 
set world records in power-boat racing. I am 
a best-selling author, and my latest book is 
'Twice Adopted." And, I am Ashley's dad," 
Reagan said about his accomplishments and 
the opportunity to speak for the first time at 

Sessions at the Leadership Institute will 
include topics such as time management faith 
perspectives and self improvement. During 

the course of the day. students will have the 
opportunity to participate in interactive edu- 
cational workshops lead by students, staff, 
faculty and outside presenters, in addition to 
roundtable discussions over lunch with com- 
munity members. 

"This is a free opportunity to develop 
leadership and life skills." Hackbarth said. 

Associate Dean of Students Michael 
Fuller will be presenting a session discussing 
gender differences, Christian leadership and 
networking, as well as a presentation on goal 

Also, panel discussions with other univer- 
sities and a session on women in business will 
be followed by a servant leadership session led 
by Pastor Scott Maxwell-Doherty. 

"1 am looking forward to the opportunity 
to watch everyone in attendance gain leader- 
ship experience and excel while coming 
in contact with other established individu- 
als," junior Colter Fleming said. "The 2005 
Leadership Institute Committee has been 
working out the details for this event since 
early November and at this point we are put- 
ting the finishing touches on things." 

Amber Scott, coordinatorforMulticultural 
and International Programs, is presenting on 

incorporating diversity with leadership, while 
various student leaders will present on mentor- 
ing, role modeling and leadership in general. 

One of the goals of this event is to encour- 
age current leaders. Hackbarth said. "They do 
this by promoting our athletes and especially 
the captains of our sports teams." 

"Leadership is stepping out of your 
comfort zone to always provide encourage- 
ment to those who are down, congratulating 
people's success and providing an example to 
the team," said Lindsey Rarick, Regal soccer 

Daniel Kuntz, interim director of athlet- 
ics and head soccer coach, will address team 

The Leadership Institute has a $3,500 
budget funded solely by student fees. This 
should be an incentive to attend for those 
who otherwise may not become involved. 
Hackbarth said. 

"Leadership is something that everyone 
has, and an event like this helps to bring it out 
of everyone," Reagan said. 

The institute is a one-day conference 
scheduled for Saturday. Feb. 12. The event is 
from 9:30 a.m. to 2:30 p.m. in Overton Hall 
and the Soiland Humanities Center. 

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February 2, 2005 

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february 2 

University Chapel 

10:10 a.m. 

War in American Cinema 

Nygreen 4 
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Men 's Basketball vs. Caltech 

7:30 p.m. 

Common Ground 

Chapel Narthex 
9:11 p.m. 


february 3 

Gay Straight Alliance 

Chapel Lounge 
6 p.m. 

Church Council Meeting 

7 p.m. 

Peace by Piece: Living Peacefully in a 
Violent World 


7 p.m. 

Women 's Basketball vs. Caltech 

7:30 p.m. 

Intramural Indoor Soccer 


8 p.m. 

The NEED - Improv 


10 p.m. 

friday . 

february 4 

Club l.u - Movie Night 
Preus-Brandt Forum 
9 p.m. 


february 6 

Faculty Recital - Daniel Geeting 


2 p.m. 

Lord of Life Worship Service 


6:15 p.m. 

Intramural Indoor Soccer 

9 p.m. 


february 7 

Sexual Responsibility Week 

Multicultural Trivia Contest 

All day 

ASCLU-G Senate Meeting 

Nygreen 1 
5:15 p.m. 

ASCLU-G Programs Board Meeting 

Nygreen 1 
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Retreat aims to promote diversity 

By Kelly Bamett 
Staff Writer 

For the first time in university history, 
a diversity retreat organized by the Office of 
Multicultural Affairs and International pro- 
grams, and a committee of students will be 
held on Feb. 26 at Moorpark College from 10 
am. to 6 p.m. 

As a part of the James Irvine foundation's 
Campus Diversity Initiative, CLU was award- 
ed a $400,000 grant in June of 2003. The 
Diversity Retreat is a result of the Diversity 
Plan established by CLU as a part of the ini- 

"The retreat's main purpose is for students 
to leam how to interact, live and work with 
people from different cultures without alien- 
ating or offending," said Juanita Pryor Hall, 
Director of Multicultural and International 

Pryor Hall stresses the importance of stu- 
dent leaders attending the event. "It is neces- 
sary to start a dialogue among student leaders 
about issues of diversity and pluralism and to 
then help develop cross-cultural competen- 
cies," she said. 

"This [retreat] is an important event for 
students to take advantage of," Pryor Hall said. 

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News in Brief 

"It takes an active involvement in activities 
like this to develop these competencies." 

Pryor Hall, along with Michael Fuller, 
Amber Scott and a committee of six stu- 
dents — Sarah Gray, Marcus Green, Jon 
Oakman, Ben Staley, Venus Tamayo and 
Hazel Zaw — have been working since sum- 
mer 2004 to plan the retreat. 

"I hope that this retreat gives students an 
opportunity to leam and grow, both as indi- 
viduals and as members of a campus commu- 
nity," said Sarah Gray, a junior and Diversity 
Retreat Committee Member. "1 think since 
it is the first in what is hopefully an annual 
retreat, that it's really important that it is awe- 
some," Gray said. 

The retreat team hopes to have 100 
students present. Breakfast and lunch will be 
served. An outside facilitator has been hired to 
run the day's activities which will include ice 
breakers and discussion groups. 

"I think it is important to have a student 
body that is diverse and well-informed of 
other cultures to further our understanding of 
the world we live in," sophomore Alex Candia 

The diversity retreat is just one of many 
already existing multicultural activities on 
campus that raise awareness and promote 

The Ambassadors for a Peaceful 
Multicultural World are also a part of CLU's 
Campus Diversity Initiative. Student members 
trained intensively for three days in order to 
facilitate campus discussions on diversity. 
Throughout the year, they run workshops in 
freshmen seminar classes, in the residence 
halls and on campus. 

"I think it is important 
to have a student body 
that is diverse and 
well-informed of other 

Alex Candia 

The Multicultural Steering Committee, 
another orginization dedicated to promoting 
diversity and tolerance, is a student panel 
selected each year to help decide the events 
and programs for the year. 

There is a monthly Trivia Contest that 
challenges students to test their knowledge 
of other cultures. Entry forms are available 
in the SUB at the beginning of each month. A 
random drawing of students with the correct 

answers determines who is awarded prizes. 

The Cross-Cultural challenge that takes 
place in the fall, invites students, faculty and 
staff to attend a cultural event or program that 
will expand their knowledge and appreciation 
of another culture. 

There are also many cultural clubs on 
campus including Asian Club & Friends, 
BSU (Black Student Union), Feminism 
Is..., GSA (Gay Straight Alliance), Hawaiian 
Club, Hillel, LASO (Latin American Student 
Organization), Middle Eastern Club, Native 
American & Friends, Thai Club, and USW 
(United Students of the World). 

Cultural events are posted and updated 
on CLU's website. Information regarding 
attending the Diversity Retreat is available 
through the Office of Multicultural Affairs 
and International Programs located behind the 
information desk in the SUB. 

Retreat committee members believe the 
event has potential to be a huge success. 

"I'd like to think that CLU students have 
a high tolerance to other cultures." Gray said. 
"Students should attend the diversity retreat 
because it's going to be a great opportunity to 
leam and develop deeper understandings." 

Other events are planned in celebration of 
Black History Month. 

By Casey Stanton 
Staff Writer 

Civil Rights week tackles tough issues 

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By Amanda Marsh 
Staff Writer 

• Kacey Brackney was appointed junior 
senator with unanimous support from the 
ASCLU Senate. Brackney, who just returned 
from a semester in New York, will bring two 
years of experience to the position. 

• Gary Semolich, president of Southern 
California Builders, the general contractor in 
charge of construction of CLU's new resi- 
dence hall has donated a flat-screen television 
to the school for use in the new hall. 

• Preliminary reports show an increase in 
returning traditional undergraduate students. 
The number is up 177 from last years 1,486 
returning students. Official enrollment will be 
available soon. 

• Dennis Fenton was nominated to the 
CLU Board of Regents. Fenton is the execu- 
tive vice president of operations at Amgen. 
Amgen is the world's largest independent 
biotechnology company and is located in 
Thousand Oaks, Calif. 

• Kathleen Hackbarth, mother of former 
ASCLU student body president and cur- 
rent coordinator of student programs Nicole 
Hackbarth has joined the nursing staff at 
CLU's Health Services Center. 

• CLU alumnae Stine Odegard has been 
hired as the new Area Residence Coordinator 
for Thompson Hall. Odegard will also serve as 
director of the Community Service Center. 

• New lights purchased by the Senate 
for the Pearson Library are expected to be 
installed sometime in April. The lights will 
significantly improve visibility in the certain 
areas of the library. 

• A new pool table has been placed in 
Conejo Hall. "The new pool table brought 
hermits out of their rooms," ASCLU control- 
ler Dominic Storelli said. 

California Lutheran University devoted 
a week to celebrate the civil rights of all 
Americans. The event was in the Student 
Union Building during the week of Jan. 24, 

Civil Rights Week was organized by the 
Office of Multicultural Programs to encourage 
students to take a stand on rising, crucial issues. 
Amber Scott, the coordinator of Multicultural 
and International Events was very excited 
about the event. 

"I think that it's important for students to 
be involved in things going on around them 
that will affect many of them. It's also impor- 
tant for students to take a proactive approach 
to change things that aren't right because they 
have the loudest voice," Scott said. 

This year the theme was "education — the 
new civil right." A large bulletin board dis- 
played significant court cases involving edu- 
cation for students in the SUB as a part of the 

In addition, students were given the 
opportunity to sign three different petitions. 
Two petitions were sent to Governor Arnold 
Schwarzenegger, while one petition was sent 

to President George W. Bush. Also, students 
were able to write their own personal letters 
to Governor Schwarzenegger and President 

In one of the petitions sent to the gov- 
ernor, CLU students and faculty took a stand 
against the recent reduction of Cal Grants. 

"I don't think that the Cal Grants should 
be reduced because a lot of student's parents 
cannot fully fund their children's education, 
so the government should pick up the slack," 
junior Thomas Zavesky said. 

The other petition sent to Governor 
Schwarzenegger was in protest of continuing 
educational inequity and also in support of 
efforts to equalize the state's educational sys- 
tem. One hundred students in San Francisco 
came together in a case against the state of 
California protesting that the educational sys- 
tem was unequal. 

They argued that the distribution of school 
books and adequate teachers was unfair. CLU 
students got the chance to actively support 
their fellow students around California by 
signing this appeal of educational injustice. 

The petition that was sent to President 
Bush was in support of the No Child Left 
Behind Act. This act allows all children to 
have equal opportunities in gaining a high 

quality education. Students asked for full fund- 
ing of the No Child Left Behind Act. 

However, few took advantage of this 
opportunity to support or protest these issues 
in writing. 

"I was surprised at what a small amount 
of students had actually signed the petitions," 
junior Delia Rico said. 

"I think a part of the reason why there 
hasn't been a lot of participation in Civil 
Rights Week is because a lot of people either 
don't notice the table or they don't go into the 
SUB," sophomore Kari Uthus said. 

Civil Rights Week is not the only time 
to get involved with CLU's multicultural pro- 
gram. Black History Month will take place in 
February. The 50th anniversary of Rosa Park's 
act of civil defiance, when she took a stand 
against segregation, will be commemorated. 
She will receive an honorary degree from 
CLU during a special convocation service in 
Samuelson Chapel at 10 a.m. on Wednesday, 
Feb. 23. 

On that day there will also be a speech 
by Rev. James Lawson, a retired pastor from 
Holman United Methodists Church in Los 
Angeles who has devoted his life to passive 
opposition to segregation during the Civil 
Rights Movement 

CLW cancellation leaves space for upcoming Club Lu 

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CLW, continued from p.i 

"When CLW was first created, we 
encountered liability issues so we made sure 
we had waivers signed. Yet over the past three 
years, it got more intense. None of us knew 
that it would be an annual thing or get that big, 
but it ended up being just as popular as the 
Carnival, Spring Formal and Homecoming. 

"It is an ultra-hazardous activity and the 
university would be held accountable for any- 
thing that happened. As great of an event as it 
is. the risks outweigh the benefits. It was the 
best decision though it may not be the most 
popular," said Robby Larson, also adviser to 
Programs Board. 

Yet Roberts and Programs Board voted 
for CLW to occur this April despite their 
advisers' persuading, and planning by the 
event's committee began immediately and 

continued until they heard the news, when 
students returned for spring semester, that 
CLW would be no more. 

"If certain individuals wanted to cancel 
CLW they should have stepped up to the plate 
and cancelled it a long time ago, not less than 
three months before. In fact they should have 
never let CLW take place from year one. 

"Jimmy Fox and I, in the two 
years we worked together on CLW, 
always thought the school was crazy for let- 
ting us do this. Now that Jimmy is gone, they 
decided to step up and take it out on the new 
guy, which speaks volumes to me," Roberts 

Programs Board must now take on the 
task of replacing the Club Lu event scheduled 
for April 15. Some ideas include bringing in 
a comedian or doing an outdoor movie night 
on the football field. Mixed emotions about 

the cancellation remain, yet the advisers stand 
strong in their decision, despite its repercus- 

"I sleep better at night knowing we made 
that decision," Fuller said. 

However, those students who put hours 
of work into planning for CLW are still dis- ; 
appointed, and Roberts' seat on Programs 
Board remains empty since he walked out of 
the meeting last Monday, angered and disil- 
lusioned by the decision that discontinued his 

"The disrespect that was shown was 
enough for me to resign my position on 
Programs Board. They put me in a very com- 
promising position, so I decided to put them 
in one as well. You don't promise the students 
an event, especially CLW, and then take it 
away," Roberts said. "1 hope students are as 
outraged as I am." 

The Echo 


February 2, 2005 

CLU alumnus mimics 'The King' 

By Nancy Scrofano 
Staff Writer 

California Lutheran University alumnus, 
Raymond Michael Hebel (Class of 1975), 
performed his tribute to the King of Rock 'n' 
Roll on Jan. 29 at the Thousand Oaks Civic 
Arts Plaza. The CLU Alumni Association 
sponsored this event. Proceeds from the ben- 
efit concert go to the Raymond Michael Hebel 
Performing Arts Scholarship and the perform- 
ing arts department at CLU. 

Elvis fans of all ages attended the 
performance. They were treated to many 
of Elvis' hit songs such as "Hound Dog," 
"Jailhouse Rock," "The Wonder of You" and 
"Viva Las Vegas." Hebel frequently interacted 
with audience members singing to them indi- 
vidually and placing colorful scarves around 
their necks. 

He danced and sang up and down the 
aisles doing a medley of Elvis' songs. Many 
people were brought on stage including 
President Leudtke's wife Carol Leudtke to 
whom he sang. 

The audience also included people 
who toured with Elvis as well as Raymond 
Michael's family. 

The crowd clapped, danced and swayed 
to the music. Marjorie Nalbangian, employee 
of the Civic Arts Plaza, said Hebel's perfor- 
mance was very close to Elvis. "His voice 
is wonderful." She was also impressed 
that Hebel did this performance to support 
CLU. "It makes me feel really good to know 
that what he's doing is going to go back to 
the university. I think that's wonderful." It is 
clear that education is important to Hebel. In 
fact, a particularly enthusiastic section of the 
audience was made up of Hebel's high school 

He's been performing for 16 years and 

"Having Mr. Hebel as a 
teacher is a wonderful 
experience. He makes 
class so much fun." 

Julie Bien 
Moorpark High School Student 

has taken his Elvis show around the world. 
Because of this, he is considered one of the 
best impersonators. 

When not impersonating Elvis, Hebel is 

Photograph by Justin Campbell 

CLU alumnus Raymond Michael 
Hebel still has the power to make 
his stage dancer's swoon. 

a music teacher and adviser to the Associated 
Student Body at Moorpark High School. He 
has been teaching there since 1986. 

"Having Mr. Hebel as a teacher is a won- 
derful experience. He makes class so much 
fun." Julie Bien said. 

"Being in his class is awesome," Korinne 
Wilkening said. 

Moorpark High School student Emily 
Sanders saw his show for the second time. She 
said that this show was even better than it was 
last time. 

"It surprises me that he comes up with 
new jokes every time he performs," Sanders 
said. She liked to see the performance tech- 
niques that he described in class in action at 
his show. "He actually goes down into the 
audience and takes people up by the hand and 
he tells us to do that when we're performing," 
Sanders said. 

The Raymond Michael Hebel '75 
Performing Arts Scholarship was developed 
in 1993. Since then, it has helped twenty-three 
students go to CLU. Throughout the years, 
over $125,000 has been raised for this cause. 

The performance brings together many 
CLU alumni. A majority of the back-up sing- 
ers and members of the band are also CLU 

Photograph by Justin Campbell 

Professional Elvis impersonator Michael Hebel sei-enades members of 
the audience at the Thousand Oaks Civic Arts Plaza. 

The CLU Alumni Association orga- 
nizes this benefit concert every year. Elaine 
Benditson, alumni director, said that Rachel 
Ronning Lindgren, the assistant alumni direc- 
tor, actually planned the whole event this 
year. Benditson was pleased with how many 
people attended this event. 

"We have about 1.400 this year. It's a 
good turnout," she said. 

Benditson said this is not the only event 

that the Alumni Association supports. 

"We do a lot of varied events all year 
long," Benditson said. But on this night she 
was very happy with "The Triumphant Return 
of Elvis." 

"It's a great show," she said. 

Hebel's 18th annual benefit concert will 
be next year on Jan. 2 1 , 2006. 

Photograph by Justin Campbell 

Raymond Michael Hebel gyrates his hips during last week's perfor- 
mance while hundreds of fans enjoyed the music. 

Photograph by Justin Campbell 

Elvis fans take time before the show to gaze upon some of the costumes 
worn by Elvis during his many stage performances. 

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The Echo 5 

Campus Quotes 

What is your worst gripe about this semester at CLU? 

Rich Hunter, 2007 

"There is no parking and I'm 
sometimes late. " 

Ryan Begley, 2008 


Rosalyn Sayer, 2007 

-The Centrum is not open on the "The classrooms are too small. It - No complaint. I'm on vacation, 
weekends. ,' s very crowded. " 

Kaye Garrison, 200S 

Amy Downing, 2006 

Blair Murphy, 2006 

Justine Manke, 2006 

■The construction of the new dorm "I cant find parking. It's a huge "Getting and adding into classes "I cant find a date r 

near the apartments is very loud. " problem. " fe a huge pain in the butt. " 

Campus Quotes and photographs were compiled by Jesse Sarabia and Megan Katica. 

GET A CLU : Time Management 

By Jamie Stachler 
Staff Writer 

There are always 60 minutes in an hour, 
24 hours in a day and seven days in every 
week. No student, professor, parent, employer 
or friend can change the elements of time, but 
everyone can control time through construc- 
tive time management. 

"The key is simplifying your life," 
Kingsmen basketball player Ron Russ said. 

As an athlete, Russ is forced to construc- 
tively manage his time and begins each semes- 
ter by setting goals. "It's all about prioritizing," 
he said 

Dr. Joan Wines, English professor, agrees 
with Russ's point of view. "It is the difference 
between preparation and procrastination," 
Wines said. 

Karis Rower, a junior and "compulsive 
list-maker," considers herself a good time 
manager, but only agreed with Russ. Though 
Rower creates a notebook with a list for every 
individual day and week of the semester, she 
says, "It has nothing to do with procrastination, 
but everything to do with getting through 17 
units and 20 hours of work." 

Rower sometimes procrastinates, but 
her lists help her look ahead and know when 
big assignments are due. This technique of 
time managing has served her well. "Part of 
my ability to graduate in 3 and 1/2 years is 
because I made schedules and knew exactly 
what classes I needed and when they were 

offered," Rower said. 

Adviser meetings and careful planning 
of class schedules are extremely important to 
graduating on time and lowering academic 
anxiety. Some classes are not offered every 
semester, but by meeting with advisers before 
and after each semester, students can plan 
ahead to balance difficult courses with athletic 
schedules, internships or job opportunities, 
while working toward a timely graduation. 

Some students may find these sugges- 
tions useful, while others will continue in their 
own habits, successful or not. 

The important fact to remember is that 
there are ways to change routine if it is needed, 
and there are people and resources available to 
help when doing so. 

When writing dates in a planner, be sure 
to make a notation in February for Sheedy's 
workshop on time management. The dates are 
not yet confirmed, but the workshop will be 
held in one of the residence halls during the 
evening. Ask your resident adviser to confirm 
the dates and lime. 

Workshop information is also available at 
the CAR Website, along with additional tips 
and forms to aid in organizing semester sched- 
ules. Visit 

Though adviser meetings, schedule plan- 
ning and assignment completion can often be 
put off, there are some strategies that may 
prevent last minute "cramming" and "all- 

Here are a few CLUs in time managing 
that may help achieve semester goals: 



o to the Center for Academic and 
Accessibility Resources, and make 
an appointment with Madeline Sheedy. 
Sheedy is the Academic Skills and Testing 
Coordinator, and will meet with any student to 
discuss issues of time management. 

very student should meet with their 
idviser to ensure they are meeting 
the requirements needed to graduate on time. 

Take advantage of all of your dead 
time. "Often, students spend a large 
amount of time waiting. They are waiting in 
line, or waiting for a professor, and they should 
take advantage of that time," Wines said. 

Allow yourself to take breaks, but 
anly after completing a specific task 
or assignment. 

Concentrate on one assignment or 
study task at a time. By multitask- 
ing it may seem like more is accomplished, 
but thinking about multiple subjects or issues 
can also prevent the material from being thor- 
oughly absorbed. 

Lists may help keep thoughts orga- 
nized — do not be afraid to make 

"se a planner! Outlining and accu- 
mulating all assignments, deadlines 
or appointments in one place maximizes 

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Did the means of the Iraq war justify the ends? 

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By Brett Rowland 
Editor in Chief 

"War may sometimes be a necessary evil. 
But no matter how necessary, it is always an 
evil, never a good We will not learn how to 
live together in peace by killing each other's 
children " 

Jimmy Carter 

On Sunday, Jan. 30, 2005, millions of 
Iraqis turned out in the first free elections held 
in that country in more than half a century. 
Though national participation percentages 
were high - indeed they far surpassed this 
writer's predictions - percentages varied 
by region, with the lowest turn out being 
recorded in predominantly Sunni areas. The 
fact that Iraqis were able to vote in free, demo- 
cratic elections far outshines the fact that the 
whole country had to be shut down in order 
to accomplish this feat. Despite this great and 

historic accomplishment, Iraq is still a long 
way from the happy and free country that its 
citizens desire. 

Iraq and its citizens have reached an 
important crossroads, but they face many 
difficult challenges in the coming months 
and years. In a recent editorial, the New York 
Times put it this way: "In the long run, this 
election can only be counted as a success if it 
helps lead to a unified Iraq that avoids civil war 
and attracts a broad enough range of Iraqis to 
defend itself against its enemies without 
requiring long-term and substantial American 
military help." 

In the wake of Iraq's historic elections, 
it is time that American citizens tally up the 
score to determine if the means of this war 
have justified this impressive end (or more 
precisely, beginning of the end). Certainly, 
Iraq is a far freer country today than it was 3 
years ago, but the question we must now ask 
is: was it worth it? 

Let us first look at the means by which 
the Coalition has waged this war. Let us look at 
the homes and mosques destroyed by bombs, 
the "Shock and Awe strategy," and the dead 
and injured children and civilians. Iraqis and 
Americans alike have been saddened by the 
images of war - the cities turned to rubble 
by vicious bombing, the thousands of Iraqi 

families being driven from their homes and, 
for many Americans, the poignant images of 
all, the flag-draped coffins. 

The war, despite all of its inherent hubris 
and evil, has ended the reign of a brutal dicta- 
tor, made certain that Iraq is no longer a threat 
to the United States and its. interests and has 

"Yes, a free Iraq is a great 
accomplishment, but not 
even this can justify the 
means employed by the 
Bush Administration in 
fighting this vile war." 

Brett Rowland 

brought free elections to millions of Iraqi citi- 
zens starved for democracy. 

Did the means justify the ends? No, the 
human casualties alone prove that this war did 
not and could not justify even the grandest of 

Yes, a free Iraq is a great accomplish- 
ment, but not even this can justify the means 
employed by the Bush Administration in fight- 
ing this vile war. 

Purpose found in tsunami tragedy and suffering 

By Kim Allen 

With all the countless tragedies that exist 
in the world, I sometimes do not know what 
to make of all the suffering that I see on the 
news and read about in the paper. I get lost 
between the photos of children sleeping in 
trash and people running for their lives from 
rapid gunfire in the Middle East. I tend to 
turn off my emotions because if I don't, I 
will have to make sense of it all. Generally, 
we turn off the television or throw away the 
news article, which exposes the true and harsh 
reality of what goes on, and when we do this, 
we don't have to challenge ourselves and ask 
the question "why do these things happen?" 
The answer to this question can be difficult 
to comprehend What if everything really 
does happen for a greater purpose regardless 
of the cost? 

We should go further than to take a call 
to action or a plea for funds to support needs 
across the globe. This is all good, but then 
what? Tragedies will always be a part of life 
but how we respond to them is a true test of 
character. Seeing a purpose in others' suffering 
is a valuable step beyond contributing to relief 
efforts. Some may blame God or a higher 
power and can't imagine why He would allow 

pain to exist. Others may blame natural disas- 
ter on science and mass starvation on environ- 
mental factors. Whoever receives the blame, 
by seeing a purpose in starving children, mil- 
lions of displaced families and disease we are 
able to move forward, have hope, and find joy 
in the midst of pain. 

Those affected in Sri Lanka by the 
Tsunami seem to have done this. According 
to Brian Stewart of CBC news online said, 
"Sri Lankans began to think, if we can face 
this united, perhaps the same force for good 
can also repair our long-divided country. And 
we found similar hopes wherever we trav- 
eled along the damaged coastal areas. In the 
west of the island Muslim youth helped out 
in a largely Christian village. The long, often 
deadly ethnic and religious divides now didn't 
seem to matter that much." 

Often the media does not show the light 
that shines through affliction because it does 
not make for a good headline, but stories like 
this mark a significant event in the lives of 
people who have seen the light despite the 
disaster. When thinking of ultimate suffering, 
a historical figure named Jesus comes to mind. 
He endured an agonizing death on a cross 
over 2,000 years ago, redeeming the world of 
sin and to those who believe in Him, saving 
the nations from spending an eternity suffer- 

ing in hell. I cannot fathom how His mother 
and His followers must have felt seeing Him 
be crucified. The belief is that the purpose of 
this immense torment was to save people from 
their sin. In the book of Isaiah, Isaiah prophe- 
sies, "He was wounded for our transgressions, 
He was bruised for our iniquities; the chastise- 
ment for our peace was upon Him, and by His 
stripes we are healed." His suffering and res- 
urrection speaks volumes of how God works 
through suffering to bring joy to the lives of 
His people, and further bring glory to Him. 

So what purpose is there in suffering? 
Described best in the forward written for the 
book "The Narrow Road" by band mem- 
ber Jeff Haseltine of Jars of Clay, Haseltine 
states, "Our culture has been blinded from a 
true vision of the way God works in suffer- 
ing, there is a world beyond the safety of our 
insular church culture. There are miracles and 
tragedies, passion and suffering, great joy and 
indescribable injustice." How can we feel joy 
if there is no pain from which to be relieved 
from? If there wasn't a purpose in suffering, 
we wouldn't know what it is like to feel true 
joy. If there was not a purpose for death, we 
would not wonder what happens after our 
lives here on earth are over and what eternity 
holds. Be encouraged, there is joy in the midst 
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Discrepancy found in Ohio voting machine proliferation 

By Doug Sherlock 
Guest Columnist 

There have been questions regarding 
the fairness of the voting process in Ohio, an 
important state to win during the presidential 
election. So, what's the issue? This is not an 
issue of who one the last election. The White 
House has succeeded in unfair vote count- 
ing despite campaign promises to count 
every last vote.The question is whether the 
vote was fair. 

The US Civil Rights Commissions 
found that a "disparity of resources" led to 
intentional or unintentional voter disenfran- 

This means that poor counties have 
less resources to deal with large voter turn 
out, have older machines that lead to greater 
waste vote and have less accessibility to 
immigrant communities. It is unclear and 
debatable whether this was a cause of the 
Florida debacle. What is clear is that people 
are not willing to make a system that works. 

despite the laws passed including the Help 
America Vote Act. 

The senator that signed this objection 
that forced the debate had some serious 
questions that needed to be brought to light. 
Some of the questions included: 

• Why did voters in Ohio wait hours in 
the rain to vote? 

• Why were voters at Kenyan College, 
for example, made to wait in line until nearly 
4 a.m. to vote because there were only two 
machines for 1,300 voters? 

• Why did poor and predominantly 
African-American communities have dis- 
proportionately long waits? 

• Why in Franklin County did election 
officials only use 2,798 machines when they 
said they needed 5,000? Why did they hold 
back 68 machines in warehouses? Why 
were 42 of those machines in predominantly 

African-American districts? 

• In Cleveland, why were there thou- 
sands of provisional ballots disqualified 
after poll workers gave faulty instructions to 
voters? Why did, in Columbus area alone, 
an estimated 5,000 to 10,000 voters leave 
polling places, out of frustration, without 

"The White House has 
succeeded in unfair vote 
counting despite cam- 
paign promises to count 
every last vote." 

Doug Sherlock 

having voted? 

• How many more never bothered to 
vote after they heard about this? 

• Why did Franklin County officials 
reduce the number of electronic voting 
machines in downtown precincts, while 
adding them in the suburbs? 

• Why is it when 638 people voted 
at a precinct in Franklin County, a vot- 
ing machine awarded 4,258 extra votes to 
George Bush? 

• Thankfully this was fixed, but how 
many other votes did the computers get 
wrong? This also led to long lines. 

In the United States, we wave the flag 
of democracy for the world to see. We must 
make every effort to ensure that every vote 
does count and that we are able to object 
when it appears that something went awry. 
The reality is that whatever your opinion is, 
the ability to express it must be protected. 
The choice of our leaders must be the 
people's and not a game of corrupt ideas 
or politics. 

Letters to the Editor 

Dear Echo, 

I write to respond to the bizarre letter 
published in the Dec. 9 issue of The Echo, in 
which a Ms. Joy Juedes, apparently affiliated 
with CLU by having a friend who is an alum- 
na, launched ill informed, truculent attacks on 
me, my academic and civil freedoms and CLU 
academic culture in general. 

Ms. Juedes is mistaken in her assumption 
that my opinions in The Ventura County Star 
article, in which I was asked by the reporter to 
address the opportunities afforded by the pas- 
sage of Proposition 7 1 , had the official backing 
of the University. 

Reporters are often referred by CLU's 
Public Relations office to faculty members 
who have expertise in the areas relevant to a 
story that a given reporter is working on. We 
are happy to take time from our schedules to 
answer reporters' queries, both as a service 
to the community and as a service to the 
University. It is well understood, of course, 
that faculty responses to reporters' questions 
are personal, and do not reflect official stances 
of CLU as an institution. 

Ms. Juedes is severely misinformed about 
Lutheran doctrine concerning the moral issues 
surrounding human embryonic -stem cell 
research. The Evangelical Lutheran Church of 
America, the church with which CLU is affili- 
ated, has taken no stance whatsoever regard- 
ing the moral status of the human blastocyst 
embryo. This is the stage at which in vitro-gen- 
erated embryos will be harvested to generate 
stem cell lines for biomedical research under 
the provisions of Proposition 71. 

Ms. Juedes writes as though there were 
a monolithic and universal Christian ethic that 
would render human embryonic stem-cell 
research morally invalid. In point of fact, there 
are wide ranging opinions among Christians, 
and indeed among all religious people, regard- 
ing the morality of the use of early human 
embryos in biomedical research. Naturally, 
this diversity of opinion is to be expected 
because the ancient texts upon which the 
Abrahamic faiths (and some others) rest were 
written in a time characterized by a profound 
dearth of scientific knowledge. 

Unless I am gravely mistaken, along with 
the Biblical search engines freely available on 
the internet, the terms stem cell, embryo, and 
somatic nuclear transfer are not found in either 
the Old or New Testaments, and discussions 
of the ethics surrounding these terms are also 

absent. It is therefore a matter of opinion as to 
how Jesus and other religious figures would 
respond to the issue of stem-cell research. Ms. 
Juedes substitutes her own personal interpre- 
tation of her religion for universal doctrine, 
and in so doing insults numerous persons of 
faith who hold views that differ from her own 
regarding the morality of stem-cell research 
and therapeutic cloning. 

Ms. Juedes makes the quite faulty 
assumption that monetary gain is a primary 
motivation of scientists who seek to use 
early human embryos in biomedical research. 
Underlying this assumption is another, more 
pernicious one: that prospective stem cell sci- 
entists and those that support them lack a sense 
of ethics and are immoral, or at best amoral. In 
fact, the biological research community, which 
overwhelmingly supports embryonic stem cell 

"Ms. Juedes is misin- 
formed about Lutheran 
doctrine concerning the 
moral issues of ebryonic 
stem-cell research." 

David J. Marcey 
Professor of Biology 

research, is composed of individuals who have 
highly honed moral senses and ethical values. 
We consider it a moral, and indeed righteous, 
imperative to attempt to relieve the suffering 
of sentient individuals who have lost healthy 
tissue to disease or injury through the use of 
insentient clumps of cells that are in vitro-gen- 
erated blastocyst embryos. We consider this 
effort to alleviate suffering one of the noblest 
applications of the scientific enterprise. 

Ms. Juedes is simply wrong in calling the 
science behind embryonic stem cell research 
"bad." There are genuinely valid biological 
reasons for working with embryonic stem 
cells, in addition to those derived from adult 

These include factors such as develop- 
mental plasticity, damage to mitochondrial 
DNA, telomere length and others. Support 
of embryonic stem cell research by numer- 
ous Nobel Laureates, individual scientists, 
hospitals, research groups, patient advocacy 
groups and scientific societies is testimony to 
its scientific promise. 

More ominous than her extreme opinions 
on stem cell ethics, which she is fully entitled 
to hold, is Ms. Juedes' request that the presi- 
dent of this university ask me to 'Yeconsider" 
my position on embryonic stem cell research. 
This is tantamount to a demand to have my 

rights to free speech and academic freedom 
abrogated. Her call for me to recant opinions 
that she considers inconsistent with her read- 
ing of religious truth cannot help but remind 
one of darker times when religious orthodoxy 
held sway over all. 

This clarion call for orthodox adherence 
seems nearly as anti-Lutheran as one can 
imagine and certainly runs counter to the 
modem academic culture of ELCA colleges in 
general and of CLU in particular. Ms. Juedes' 
arrogant request that a faculty member at an 
ELCA college "reconsider" their opinion on a 
topic that cries out for informed, open discus- 
sion in the public realm is outrageous. It is dif- 
ficult to fathom how or why Ms. Juedes feels 
entitled to make it. 


David J. Marcey 

Fletcher Jones Professor of 

Developmental Biology 

Letter first published Dec 9. 
Dear Dr. Luedtke & Echo: 

A friend of mine who is an alumna of 
your university recently brought to my atten- 
tion an article which you had posted on your 

The article, "Scientists see state as stem 
cell Mecca," (Nov. 14, the Ventura County 
Star), featured CLU biology department head 
Dr. David Marcey's support of California's 
Proposition 71. His support of this legisla- 
tion is not consistent with Lutheran ethics 
and doctrine, and I ask you, as president of a 
Lutheran university, to request he reconsider 
his position. 

I am Lutheran, and I write this as a con- 
cerned private citizen as well as a bioerhics 
researcher in Washington, DC. I have done 
extensive digging on the stem-cell issue and 
Proposition 71 specifically. Christian ethics 
aside, the now-constitutional amendment 
promotes bad spending ($6 billion in cost to 
taxpayers over the next 1 years) and bad sci- 
ence. Scientists are years away from human 

"I will not send my chil- 
dren to a university, 
which ignores the morals 
upon which it is allegedly 

Joy Juedes 
Friend of CLU alumna 

clinical trials using embryonic stem cells, and 
the clinical trials, which have been done on 
animals, have shown these cells to be very 

There are mountains of evidence for the 
effectiveness of adult stem cell research (adult 
stem cells from sources such as umbilical cord 
blood, muscle and fat tissue, and bone mar- 
row have proven effective in Heating over 50 
types of diseases and injuries). Biologically, 
life begins at fertilization, and embryonic 
stem cell research, even on embryos days old, 
destroys a human being. Prop 71 also encour- 
ages "therapeutic" human cloning. 

I would guess that Dr. Marcey's, and 
thus Cal Lutheran's, backing of Prop 71 is 
more financially than ethically motivated 
Many Lutherans and 1 find your blatant sup- 
port of Prop 71 offensive because it compro- 
mises the Christian morals and ethics of your 
university's supposed Lutheran foundation. 

If 1 were a donor, I would pull funding 
unless you agreed to do only adult stem-cell 
research (to his credit, it seems Dr. Marcey 
also seems to support adult stem-cell research 
in the Star article). My friends who attend Cal 
Lutheran are very disappointed with its sup- 
port of Prop 7 1 . I will not send my children 
to a university, that ignores the morals upon 
which it is allegedly based. I applaud your 
university's mission to help tile suffering 
through science, but embryonic stem-cell 
research is not the way to do it. 


Joy Juedes 

Friend of CLU alumna 

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February 2, 2005 

Regals basketball team on a roll 

By Jared Clark 
Staff Writer 

After winning five straight conference 
games, the Regals basketball team has proven 
that it is the biggest threat in the SC1AC 

The women were ranked third in SCIAC 
coming into the season but have already 
plowed through both of last year's SCIAC 
co-champions, Redlands and Claremont. 
The team also clinched crucial wins against 
SCIAC opponents Whittier, Occidental and 
La Verne, helping them achieve their No. 1 
rank. The Regals are now 5-0 in conference 
and 9-6 overall. 

However, the team will face their 
defeated rivals in rematches that could easily 
take away the team's goal of becoming 2005 
SCIAC Champions. 

The Regals recently defeated the La 
Veme Leopards in a 76-67 conference win. 
The secret to the Regals' success has been 
their ability to capitalize on offense that is 
fueled by their outstanding defense. After each 
match they leave opposing teams scrambling 
for a new decisive game plan. This squad has 
gained confidence that is energized by the 
team's leadership and ability to work well 
together on and off the court. 

They are able to anticipate each other's 
moves on the court and understand that they 
each play an important role in each win. Each 
SCIAC victory has been vital but has not come 

"Every school but Caltech is a threat. 
Any team can win on any given night. We 
as a team have been taking it one game at a 
time," said junior Alex Mallen, the 5-foot-5 

The Regals have experienced big wins 
and close losses, most of which came from top 
ranked division three teams like Puget Sound 
and Concordia. 

"The season has met our expectations 
so far. Coming in we have a lot of returning 
players. We have a lot of experience. Alex 
[Mallen], Lauren [Stroot], and Val [Pina] have 
been starting players since they were fresh- 
men," coach Kristy Hopkins said. "Our Stats 
don't show it but our defense has created a lot 
of offense points. Defensively, as a team, we 
are solid." 

Hopkins credited the whole team for 
their hard work and passion to win but also 
mentioned that there had been some players 
who really have stepped it up the last couple 
of games. 

"Val [Pina] and Tiff [Shim] have stepped 
it up; they've both been hitting huge baskets. 
TifY[ShimJ has been a huge contributor off the 

Photograph by Craig Herrera and Mike Daniel: 

The 2004-05 Regals basketball team. The team is currently ranked No. 1 in SCIAC and is now 5-0 in confer 
ence and g-6 overall. The team will fight to keep the lead in a series of upcoming rematches 

bench and Val [Pina] is the backbone of the 
team - she's tough." 

Assistant coaches Keith and Rich ^■**"^H ^V ■■ * 

Bradley also praised Pina for her clutch plays 
and heart. 

"When the games are on the line, Val 
[Pina] is the one who gets it done," Bradley 

Bradley also credited Ally Neill, as a 
standout post defender, and Brusta Brown, for 
her perimeter playing on offense. 

Brown's effectiveness at the perimeter 
has allowed her teamates to keep the pressure 
on opposing teams on both ends of the floor. 
But Brown isn't the only Regal to receive 
praise for her performance. 

Mallen felt that the team's bench has 
helped carry the team to a lot of victories. 

"Without our bench we would not be 
where we are right now. That's how we wear 
opponents down. Caroline [Beddow], Tiffany 
[Shim] and Kristie [Barraza] have stepped it 
up," Mallen said. "Not to mention Ally [Neill] 
is all over the place. She anticipates plays and 
she knows where the ball is going to be before 
it gets there. Brusta [Brown] shuts down huge 
opponents on defense." 

There have also been obstacles that have 
hindered the team's momentum. 

"Our biggest obstacle has been a consis- 
tent work ethic in practice. We also could have 
won two other games had we had our injured 
Dlavers in." HoDkins said. 

Photograph by Craig Herrera and Mike Daniels 

CLU Regals basketball player Allison Neill and Coach Hopkins concen- 
trate during last week's practice. 

Lauren Stroot, the team's leading scorer, 
and Bradley both felt that early injuries were 
an obstacle that the team had to overcome. 

"Injuries have been the biggest obstacle 
so far," Bradley said. 

Mallen mentioned that other obstacles 
for the team are consistency and playing a full 
forty minutes. 

The Regals are off to a solid start. The 
team has high hopes for the rest of the season 
and especially for conference. Despite the 
injuries and inner obstacles, the women have 
shown determination and heart. The team's 
next match up will be a conference game 
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New residence hall set to open this fall 

By Dana Patterson 
Staff Writer 

California Lutheran University is prepar- 
ing to open a new residence hail for students 
in the fall. 

Record enrollment over the past few years 
and increased demand for on-campus housing 
has driven the need for the new hall. 

"We have been at and over die capac- 
ity that our halls can hold and we need to get 
caught up," Robby Larson, director of student 
programs, said. 

There will be 180 beds in the three-story 
hall and each of the suites will house four 
students. Each suite will have four individual 
bedrooms with a common kitchen. 

"'Hopefully this hall, because of its 
uniqueness of having each person in their own 
room, will attract more seniors and other stu- 
dents to live on campus." Larson said. 

CLU will follow the current suite selec- 

"The new hall will be nice 
because it accommodates 
students in a different 
way, giving students 
more independence." 

Katie Crosbie 

lion process, which gives seniors the first 
opportunity to live in the new building. 

With construction costs and other related 
expenses for the new hall, there will be an 
increased cost to students who wish to move 

"Next year the university will be intro- 
ducing a 3-tier pricing model for housing. 
There will be a basic cost for our traditional 
suites like Peterson, a slightly higher price for 
the students living in a university owned house 
or Mogen Hall and once again a slightly higher 

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The yet-unnamed new residence hall is the latest in a campus-wide effort to improve access and amenities 
to resident students. The hall will include features not available in other halls. 

price for students living in the new building," 
Michael Fuller, associate dean of students, 

Included in the hall will be multiple 
lounges and other amenities not available in 
other buildings. There will be two conference 
rooms on the first floor, a mezzanine on the 
second floor and several spots on each floor 
that allow natural light into the hallways and 

Programs board moves on 

By Lisa Manners 

Staff Winter 

Programs Board met last Monday, the 
first time since Brian Roberts 1 resignation the 
previous week. A new face was among the 
group; Carly Sandell, who will occupy one of 
the open senior positions left by Roberts and 
Eliz Baesler. 

"Carly has had experience on Programs 
Board," Rachel Pensack-Rinehart said, "But 
she won't be official until the board passes an 

Sandell will be potentially voted in at 
the next Programs Board meeting and then 
will join another new member, Sarah Corbin. 
Corbin was voted in at the first meeting of the 
semester to assist with marketing and publicity 
for Club Lu events. One open senior position 

The group also finalized Club Lu events 
for the upcoming weeks, more specifically 

Chuck E. Cheese this Friday, Feb. 1 1 . 

"To promote this Friday's Club Lu, 
Chuck E. Cheese will be on campus," said 
sophomore Chelsea Taylor. "Be sure to get a 
picture with him at tine flagpole because he 
will only be here for an hour." 

Informal discussions about the upcoming 
Spring Formal have begun, and a theme is in 
the works. The dance will take place at Fess 
Parker's Doubletree Hotel in Santa Barbara, 
and the committee is actively working on the 
event; they hope to secure a theme soon. 

Programs Board is hosting a visit from 
radio personality Dr. Drew Pinsky on Feb. 25. 

Board members also took time to 
review Club Lu from Jan. 28, which was at 
Borderline. The turnout was impressive, and 
the owner estimates that there were between 
450-500 people throughout the night 

"My residents said it was the best event 
all year," said junior Kirsten Madsen, a resi- 
dent assistant in Mt. Clef. 

common areas. 

The new hall also features larger hallways 
and study rooms than are available in existing 
facilities. There will also be laundry and study 

"The new hall will be nice because it 
accommodates students in a different way, 
giving students more independence while still 
getting the interaction they need with other 

students," sophomore Katie Crosbie said. 

CLU encourages students to live on 
campus during their time at the university and • 
hopes that by building a new residence halls, 
more students will be encouraged to live on 

"Having students live on campus helps 
build our community as a school," Larson 

Senate discusses drama funds 

By Elizabeth Taube 
Staff Writer 

The American College Theater Festival 
allocation of Funds Bill was the topic of con- 
versation at last week's Senate meeting. This 
bill, put forth by Kevin Jussel, a sophomore 
senator, proposed to allocate funds to the 
drama department. The bill, if passed, would 
allow the department to send selected drama 
students to Arizona to perform against national 
competition in ACTF. 

Each year funds are allocated to different 
departments, clubs and organizations all over 

"I think it's a good thing. It helps when 
the budget won't come through," said Bill 
Rosser, vice president of student affairs, and 
dean of students. 

Most of the concerns expressed by stu- 
dents who were not in favor of the bill were 
that the drama department should have found 

other ways to raise the money. 

"It's an important thing for our drama 
students to go to, but the drama department 
should cover the costs," said Keliie Kocher, 
senior senator. 

Jessica Placas, a sophomore senator felt 
especially strong about this particular bill 
because she is involved in drama and knows 
the importance of passing this bill; however, 
she opted not to partake in the voting because 
of her involvement in drama. 

Senior senator Marcus Green was also 
very supportive of the bill. 

"The fact that we are sending out students 
to represent our school, the school should 
have some responsibility in helping students," 
Green said. 

Before the bill was finally voted on, Jared 
Perry, senior senator, amended the bill to raise 
the allocation of funds from $400 to $600. 
That motion passed 1 1-4, as did the final bill, 


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February 9. 2005 

This week at California Lutheran University: 




Intramural Indoor Soccer 

february 9 

february 10 

february 12 

9 p.m. 

ASCLV Executive Cabinet Election 
Packets Available 

CLA Team Talk 

Nelson Room 

Leadership Institute - Michael Reagan 


All Day 

6 p.m. 

IM Indoor Soccer Regular Season 

9:30 a.m. -2:30 p.m. 

february 14 

University Chapel 


CSC Blood Drive 


9 p.m. 

9:30 a.m. 

Memorial Parkway 

10:10 a.m. 

The NEED - Dating Game 

All day 

CLU Days/Nights 


Softball field 

IM Softball Rosters Due 

Baja Fresh 

10 p.m. 

1 p.m. 


1 1 a.m. - 10 p.m. 

11 p.m. 

Women 's Softball vs. Biola 

Softball field 


Regals Basketball vs. Whittier 

5 p.m. 

ASCLU-G Senate Meeting 

Nygreen 1 

1:30 p.m. 

february 11 

Men 's Basketball vs. Whittier 

5:15 p.m. 


ASCLU-G Programs Board Meeting 

Tennis court 

Mr. Kingsmen Applications Due 


7:30 p.m. 

Nygreen 1 

Careers in Communication Panel 

Nelson Room 

5 p.m. 

Club Lu - Chuck E. Cheese 

Thousand Oaks 


february 13 


9 p.m. 

februarv 15 

Rotaract Meeting 

Worship Service 

Nygreen 2 



CSC Blood Drive 

8 p.m. 

6:15 p.m. 

Memorial Parkway 
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Common Ground 

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CLU CLA Leaders Breakfast 



Overton Hall 

9:11 p.m. 

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Jonathan Rundman performs at chapel 

By Amanda Marsh 
Staff Writer 

Samuelson Chapel hosted Jonathan 
Rundman this past Wednesday, hearing the 
accomplished singer and songwriter acousti- 
cally perform his music from his latest album 
"Public Library." Rundman chose to share two 
of his songs: "Librarian" and "The Serious 

"Jonathan Rundman's performance 
was really unique. It was a lot different from 
normal chapel music. I liked that his message 
was that no matter what your vocation is, you 
can find a way to serve God," senior Courtney 
Parks said. 

Rundman is a Christian musician from 
Minneapolis. He began playing music in his 
hometown Lutheran church when he was 16 
years old; he has been playing ever since. 
While listening to the radio and watching 
MTV as a child, he knew that music was his 
vocational calling. 

Rundman's music is a melodic mix 
between pop and rock. The lyrics are one of a 
kind and clever. Most of the students in atten- 
dance enjoyed the performance. 

"I love that there's a story behind every 
one of his songs. My personal favorite song 
is 'Church Directory.' 1 think that everyone 
should buy his CD because almost anyone can 
find something they like in his music. Jonathan 
Rundman is very down-to-earth and 1 love that 
he always does small, intimate performances," 

freshman Julie Bender said. 

"Jonathan puts a lot of passion in his 
music and even if it's the millionth time he 
sang it, it sounds like it's the first time." senior 
Holly Wilson said. 

Jonathan Rundman and his cousin, 
Bruce Rundman, founded Salt Lady Records 
in 1995. Rundman has released numerous 
albums, "Sound Theology," and "Public 
Library" being the most recent. 

"Sound Theology" features one song for 
each week of the Lutheran church's liturgical 
calendar. His song from the "Public Library" 
album, "The Serious Kind" was chosen as 
a program song for the 2003 ELCA Youth 

"My favorite song on my most recent 
CD, 'Public Library' is 'Librarian' because it 
explains the concept of my CD. I feel like I'm 
a librarian as a songwriter, the album is the 
library and the songs are the books. 

"It's my job to collect fictional and non- 
fictional works and archive them to the pub- 
lic," Rundman said. 

Rundman also gave some advice to aspir- 
ing musicians. 

"Listen to as much music as you can, 
especially the classics like the Beatles, Bob 
Dylan and The Rolling Stones. Go to as many 
concerts as you can and try to perform as much 
as possible," he said. 

Rundman also posts a new, unreleased 
song to his Website each month in an effort to 
reach listeners. 

RA selection begins 

By Dana Patterson 
Staff Writer 

California Lutheran University is, once 
again, looking for perspective resident assis- 
tants for the 2005-2006 school year. 

Applicants go through an intensive three- 
step process that includes an application, inter- 
view and group activity to determine if he or 
she is right for the position. 

"We need a total of 41 RAs for next 
school year," Sally Sagen, area residence 
coordinator, said. 

With the university expanding the num- 
ber of residence halls, the school will need 
more RAs than ever. 

"In the past there has been anywhere 
from 65 to 80 students that apply to become 
RAs," Sagen said. 

Students who are interested must attend 
one of three interest sessions hosted by current 
CLU staff members. Here they describe the 
job and its responsibilities, the rules and roles 
of an RA and the pros and cons of the job. The 
session is also a place where the applicants can 
ask any questions that they may have. 

"RAs need to be good listeners, be avail- 
able, a friend to each of the residents and also 
a face that people will recognize," Kari Uthus, 
a sophomore and RA applicant said. 

According to senior RAs, CLU is looking 
for people who are mature, have good leader- 
ship qualities and who are involved with the 
school and want to be involved with other 


On Friday, February 4, 2005, two vehicle burglaries and 

one attempted vehicle burglary occurred on campus between 

4 and 10:30 p.m. One of the incidents occurred in the Buth 

Park parking lot, tlie other two in the chapel parking lot. 

In all three incidents , the vehicles were locked and the 

suspect (s) broke a window to gain entry. 

If anyone has any information regarding these incidents 

or the suspect (s) please contact Campus Safety as soon as 

possible at x3911. 

Photograph hy Cjsey Stanton 

Jonathan Rundman performs his single "Librarian" at Samuelson 
Chapel. The Minnesota-based musician has released two albums. 

Applications are available at the interest 
sessions. The application requests a back- 
ground of who the applicant is and also asks 
five essay questions in order to assess the stu- 
dent's leadership capacity. Recommendation 
letters and forms of experience are also 

Applicants are then interviewed by one 
RA, one senior RA, an ARC (area residence 
coordinator) and by one administrator or fac- 
ulty member. 

Next is the group interview process, 
where two groups of 40 applicants get together 
and ha,ve different exercises and activities to 
assess the applicant's interpersonal and indi- 
vidual skills. 

After the first three steps, prospective 
RAs are chosen for a final screening process, 
during which they are interviewed by eight 
members of the Residence Life professional 
staff. After the final interviews, chosen appli- 
cants are selected and placed into specific 
residence halls. 

"I think that the selection process, 
although long and intensive, is necessary in 
order to find the right people for the job. The 
process seems to appeal to only the people 
who are really serious about the job," said 
Ashley Fleming, a junior who lives in Afton 

Some of the duties that an RA is respon- 
sible for is uniting the residents and creating a 
comfortable atmosphere for the residents. RAs 
need to set good examples and be there for the 
residents both physically and emotionally. 

"My RA is always there for us, she is 

olograph by Casey Stanton 

Adam Jussel and John Cummings talk with Jonathan Rundman after 
his performance. Rundman performed twice at chapel services. 

CLU has to offer. Living on campus helps 

easy to talk to and she is easy to get a hold of. 
It seems like a very rewarding job," Fleming 

Being an RA is a paid position at CLU. 
The starting salary is $4,500 and increases 
with the RA's experience. Senior RAs recieve 
increased pay. 

"A senior RA does not necessarily mean 
that the RA is a senior at CLU. It means that 
they have gained superiority by being an RA 
for a number of years," Sagen said. 

Returning RA applicants are allowed to 
surpass the basic application process and move 
onto the final interview where they go up to 
the board of reviews. 

"I have attended CLU since my fresh- 
man year. I always looked up to the RAs. My 
freshman year, my RA helped me get through. 
I want to be able to do that for someone else, 
just like she did," Uthus said. 

According to current and former RAs, it 
is important for applicants to understand that 
being an RA is unlike any other job at CLU. 
It is a 24-hour a day occupation that requires 
a mature person to learn to deal with the fears, 
frustrations, joys and accomplishments that 
residents experience. RAs must also conduct 
several programs each semester. 

"I think that living on campus in the 
dorms helps students get to know other people 
at the school and get to know the events that 

students experience and get involved with the 
school," Uthus said. 

RA selection takes several weeks, lasting 
from the first interest session on Jan. 30 to 
March 16. when applicants are offered jobs. 

"It is important to the school and to the 
students that there is a thorough background 
done on the applicant to ensure the residents. 
Such a process also shows how important and 
how much the RAs want the job," Fleming 
said. "I have seen some current RAs go 
through the process and they had to put in a lot 
of their time and effort," 

Being an RA is more than just a paying 
job. RAs earn the well respected title that they 
deserve. Being an RA teaches people the skills 
that help them though life. 

It is their dedication to their job that often 
helps their peers and the residents get through 
some of their troubles. 

"The RAs really know how to listen to 
the residents and help them out when they 
need it," said Uthus. 

The number of applicants that will apply 
is expected to be larger than ever before, 
partially because of the new residence hall 
planned to open to students in the fall. ' 

Anyone interested in becoming an RA 
can leam more by visiting the Residence Life 
Office in Mogen hall. 

The Echo 


February 9, 2005 

Scorsese wins with box office hit 

By Nancy Scrofano 
Staff Writer 

"The Aviator," written by John Logan 
and directed by Martin Scorsese, is in theatres 

"The Aviator" tells the life story of 
Howard Hughes, famous Hollywood direc- 
tor and aviation pioneer. It depicts his life and 
career from the 1920s through die 1940s. 

He is portrayed as a wealthy Texan who 
achieves many of his goals even as he is spiral- 
ing downward and his obsessions are taking 
control of his life. 

Leonardo DiCaprio, nominated for an 
Academy Award for his portrayal of Howard 
Hughes, gives an extraordinarily convincing, 
Oscar-worthy performance. He also won a 
Golden Globe for Outstanding Perfomance by 
an Actor in a Leading Role. 

Tile film is nominated for 1 1 separate 
Oscar nominations, some of which include 
Best Picture and Best Actor. 

As Hughes, DiCaprio is confident, 
brilliant, and innovative. DiCaprio masters 
Hughes' secure exterior while showing his 
inner character becoming trapped and falling 
to desperation. 

In Hughes' early years, he entered the 
entertainment industry by making the film 
"Hell's Angels." While becoming known 
among the Hollywood elite, Hughes frequent- 
ed exclusive nightclubs and romanced many 

of Hollywood's leading ladies. 

Katharine Hepburn is one of the first 
women, with whom Hughes became seriously 
involved. Cate Blanchett plays Katharine 
Hepburn in a role that could not have gone to 
any other actress. Her mannerisms and speech 
are impeccable. 

Blanchett handles Hepburn's character 
with style and is truly authentic in a moving 
performance. She shows the most concern for 
Hughes even after they break up. 

Hughes also dated Ava Gardner, played 
by Kate Beckinsale. Beckinsale's portrayal 
leaves a lot to be desired. She is somewhat 
quirky when dealing with Hughes but lacks 
emotion and credibility. 

As Hughes made films that showcased 
airplanes, he became increasingly fascinated 
with aviation. He designed and built his own 
aircraft, including the Spruce Goose, the larg- 
est wooden airplane ever built. 

Hughes flew the planes himself and broke 
records doing so. He eventually purchased his 
own airline and immersed himself into all 
aspects of the company. His determination 
was unstoppable. 

Always there to help him. was Hughes' 
right hand man, Noah Dietrich, played by John 
C. Reilly. DiCaprio and Reilly are able to illus- 
trate the strong partnership and bond between 
Hughes and Dietrich. 

Dietrich is one who gave Hughes the 
reality of a situation but ultimately did what 

"Director Martin Scorsese, 
who is nominated for an 
Academy Award for The 
Aviator, accurately depicts 
the glory years of Hughes' 
life and career, as well as, 
his private turmoil." 

Hughes says. Reilly makes no mistakes when 
showing the genuine devotion that Dietrich 
had to Hughes. 

Director Martin Scorsese, who is 
nominated for an Academy Award for "The 
Aviator," accurately depicts the glory years of 
Hughes' life and career as well as his private 
turmoil. He interjects Hughes' obsessions 
and compulsions little by little throughout the 
film to show how Hughes develops a severe 

Scorsese keeps the story moving with a 
fast-paced style that holds the audience's inter- 
est. He is known for making films that show 
a person's outward success contrasted by that 
person's inner demons. Scorsese deserves the 
Academy Award for directing this film. 

The sets for "The Aviator" were authentic 
to the time period depicted. The aircraft shown 
looks like those that Hughes created. All of the 
sets had distinct props dating back to the 1 920s 
through 1940s. 

The cars were accurate as well. Good sets 
help the viewer of the film feel as if he or she 
is in that era. This was certainly accomplished 
in "The Aviator." 

The costumes were exceptional, especial- 
ly the costumes in the nightclub scenes. They 
were lavish and flashy, which makes them so 

Lighting was effectively used to cre- 
ate the mood. When Hughes was flying his 
planes, the lighting was bright, which reflecs 
his happiness and success. 

In contrast, when Hughes was a recluse 
in his room, it was dark and depressing. Shad- 
ows creats a sad and lonely feel to those 
scenes. Similarly, the music represented the 
change of moods. 

The lasting effect of "The Aviator" 
contributes to the reasons to see this film. It 
is a film that causes the viewer to reflect on 
the issues raised and the hardships faced by 

It has fun moments, as well, when 
Hughes is at the height of his career. This film 
is definitely worth seeing. 

The American Film Institute named "The 
Aviator" in its top 10 films of the year, all the 
more reason to spend the money and see the 

Campus Quotes 

How can CLU bring an awareness of Black History Month to students? 

Danny McKnight, 2008 

"We could sponsor a special guest 
speaker. Maybe Jesse Jackson." 

Andralee Offidani, 2008 

"Let's have a festival in Kingsmen 
Park with jazz and blues bands." 

Ashley Benson, 2006 

Brandon Hltt, 2006 

"We can put up posters explaining their "Remeber the political leaders. 

Hues and what good they've done." 

Jaclyn Newman, 2007 

"Have a real African tribal band 
play at a school function." 

T. J. Pndonoff, 2008 

"I had no idea it was Black 
History Month." 

Christie Barker, 2006 

Meredith Nelson, 2007 

"Take 10 minutes out of classes and "Put pamphlets in our mailboxes to in- 
talk about a famous black person." form us of the history of black America. 

Campus Quotes and photographs were compiled by Jesse Sarabia and Megan Katica. 

February 9, 2005 


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One-woman show enlightens all 

By Melissa Shoshahi 
Staff Writer 

On Tuesday, Feb. !, Billie Jean Young 
performed her one-woman show, "Fannie Lou 
Hamer: This Little Light" in the Samuelson 

As part of the Gender and Women's 
Studies program, veteran stage actress Young 
depicted the life of civil rights activist Fannie 
Lou Hamer. 

Hamer was bom in 1 9 1 7, in Montgomery 
County, Miss. She was the youngest of 20 chil- 
dren and was raised to become a sharecropper 
on a plantation just like her parents. 

In 1962, Hamer decided to give up her 
life as a sharecropper and registered to vote. 
One year later, Hamer and other civil rights 
workers, while heading to Winona, Miss, were 
taken off the bus and sent to Montgomery 
County Jail, where Hamer was nearly beaten 
to death. 

By 1964, civil rights groups formed the 
Mississippi Freedom Democratic Party, which 
Hamer was a part of. Hamer left that year to 
the Democratic National Convention where 
she addressed her famous speech to the nation 
saying, "1 am sick and tired of being sick and 

Hamer's speech left the country spell- 
bound when she discussed all the hardships 
she endured fighting for her rights as a per- 

Young's performance captured the 
strengths and struggles of Harrier's life. In her 
performance, Young goes back and forth from 
Hamer to herself, while giving an understand- 
ing to the audience on what kind of a person 
Hamer was. 

Young reveals how she gets into her char- 
acter strongly through the strength of prayer. 

Young's goal over the past 20 years has 
been to travel around the world in order to 
teach people about Hamer's life. 

The one-woman show she has created 
around the rife of Hamer, "This Little Light," 
has been performed over 600 times around the 
globe. The very first time Young performed her 

Billie Jean Young brings the audience's attention to the life of civil rights 
Throughout her performance, the audience learned of the hardships and 

speak in public situations or to be perceived as 

show was in Tougaloo College in Mississippi 
in 1983, which was Hamer 's hometown. 
Young mentions how in preparation for the 
performance, Harrier's family invited her to 
their house and let Young change into her 
wardrobe in Hamer 's former room. 

Young explains how it was such an emo- 
tional and strange experience, but that she felt 
very close to Hamer. 

Young inspires audiences to leave with 
the knowledge of how one poor, minority 
woman had such a large effect on the civil 
rights movement, especially in the 1960s. 

Young mentions how society was not 
accustomed at that time to allow women to 

serious, by any means. 

"Her speech was not at the time because 
they had to put forth educated people. Hamer 
shows the importance of one person's life. 
What a made up mind can do with meager 
resources at a time when women didn't speak 
up," Young said. 

CLU Choir participated in the event and 
sang "This Little Light of Mine" to conclude 
the show. 

"It was an honor to be able to sing at this. 
It was moving to hear and learn about the life 
and character of Fannie Lou Hamer," senior 
Laura Kasten said. 

Photograph by Justin Campbell 

activist Fannie Lou Hamer. 
struggles Hamer faced daily. 

"It was interesting to be able to participate 
in the Civil Rights week on campus by going 
to this show," Valerie Ash, CLU student said. 

Enthused by the woman who stood up 
for her rights against all the rules and made 
a statement for her race and gender, Hamer 
considers Young her idol. Young is inspired by 
Hamer and hopes to continue to inspire others 
around her. 

Formore information on Billie Jean Young 
and her one-woman production on Fannie Lou 
Hamer, visit 

Get a CLU: The Value of Internships 

By Jaime Stachler 
Staff Writer 

Internships can provide students with 
numerous opportunities, like permanent jobs 
or valuable career connections. 

"1 am always so impressed with the feed- 
back I get from the companies our students 
work for," Communications Department 
Chair Dr. Sharon Doctersaid. 

"They talk about how well-prepared our 
students are, and the positive attitudes our 
students have," Docter said. 

Docter supervises approximately 25 to 30 
internships per semester for students majoring 
in communication. 

. Elizabeth Taube, senior communication 
major was supervised by Docter during her 
internship at a county water agency. 

There, Taube participated in public rela- 
tions planning and also produced brochures 
and marketing information for the agency. 

"It gave me a glimpse of what the real 
work-life would be like," Taube said. 

Though Taube was also responsible for 
some "busy" work, like archiving and filing, 
most tasks were more in depth and allowed her 
to apply much of the material she had studied 
at CLU. 

"I was able to apply a lot of the programs 

or lessons 1 learned in classes here," Taube 
said. "Overall, 1 had a very positive experience 
and think that everyone should participate in 
internships before graduating." 

For many majors, including communica- 
tion, internship or independent study participa- 
tion is necessary for graduation, but for other 
majors, it is not necessarily required. 

Laura Norton, a junior English major, is 
not required to earn any internship credits, yet 
still plans to find an internship this summer. 

"I want the hands-on experience and to 
get a feel for what my potential career could 
be like "Notton said. 

With the long-term goal of becoming 
an editor, Notton hopes to apply and receive 
a paid internship working for a publishing 

Some internships made available through 
the school do offer financial compensation, 
along with course credit, but others may not 
include a salary or stipend. 

Both paid and unpaid internships can be 
found through research at the Career Services 
office, or by using e-recruiting tools found at 
their Website, 

Docter also recommends that students 
attend the Careers in Communications Panel 
that will speak today, from 3-5 p.m. in the 
Nelson Room. Speakers from the fields of 

market research, radio and sports media, 
copyrighting and standup comedy, will be 
present to talk about their careers and offer 
advice to students. 

This is a prime time to inquire about 
possible internship and job opportunities with 
these companies or individuals. 

"I was able to apply a lot 
of the programs or les- 
sons I learned in classes 

Elizabeth Taube 

Such events also give students an excel- 
lent chance to ask questions about what they 
can do to make themselves better candidates 
to receive quality internships. Here are a few 
tips to get you started. 

According to the Career Services web 
site, you can earn credit for internships. To 
do so, students need to pick up a Cooperative 
Education Agreement form from the Career 
Center and have the employer fill it out. The 
internship also needs to be within your major. 
The GPA requirment to participate in an 

internship is 2.5. 

do to Career Services to inquire about 
the internship opportunities that exist locally, 
nationally and internationally. 

iLvaluateeach internship in terms of how 
it relates to long-term career goals. 

Take the time to prepare a professional 
resume that can be sent along with internship 

Ask other students or professors about 
their internship experiences. 

Commitment is a necessity in an intern- 
ship experience. Be prepared to make a com- 
mitment to your employer as well as your 

Look for internships before the semester 
begins. An application and interview process 
is likely, so plan ahead in order to add an 
internship before the scheduled deadlines. 

University limits for internships allow 
up to eight credits to be earned, so take advan- 

For all of the procrastinators, the last day 
to add internships this semester is Monday, 

Feb. 14. Get a CLU, and get it done. 

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February 9, 2005 

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"If the budget deficit is to 
be reduced, some kind of 
celestial miracle will have 
to occur." 

Brett Rowland 

"/ believe thai all government is evil, and 
thai trying to improve it is largely a waste of 
time. " 

- H.L. Mencken 

The most interesting part about President 
Bush's recently unveiled budget plan is not 
what it includes, but what it has left out. By 
omitting major costs, like the military opera- 
tions in Iraq and Afghanistan, it may be dif- 
ficult for Bush to cut the deficit in half as 
promised. Further trouble may arise if Bush's 
tax cuts are made permanent — a move that, 

according to Congressional forecasters, could 
cut revenues over the next 1 years by $ 1 .7 

Bush's fiscal 2006 budget proposal 
also fails to include the trillions of dollars in 
borrowing that would be needed to fund a 
transition to private Social Security accounts. 
The proposal does mention the 150 programs 
it plans to cut or drastically reduce, but it is 
unlikely that Congress will agree to all of 

For example, last year the administra- 
tion targeted 65 programs for elimination or 
reduction. Only five of them were approved. 
But, to play administration advocate for a 
moment, even if all 150 programs proposed 
by the Bush administration were axed or sig- 
nificantly reduced it would only save $15 or 
$20 billion a year. 

Now mind you, Bush is trying to cut the 
$400 billion deficit in half- at a rate of $20 
billion a year it would take 10 years to cut the 
budget in half, nonetheless. Bush plans to cut 
it in half by 2009. Notable cuts include a $5.7 
billion reduction in farm supports over the next 
decade and the end of government subsidies 
for Amtrak. 

Meanwhile, Pentagon spending would 
increase 4.8 percent in 2006, under Bush's 
proposal, and remember this is not including 
the costs of current military operations in Iraq 
and Afghanistan. According to MSNBC cor- 
respondent Chip Reid, "Part of the problem 
is that more than 80 percent of the budget 
is all but immune to budget cuts, including 
entitlement programs like Social Security 
and Medicare, and spending for defense and 

homeland security. The rest of the budget 
— domestic programs that can be targeted for 
cuts — is a much smaller pile of money." 

This leaves two real options for balancing 
the budget, either painful cuts to entitlement 
programs such as Social Security or raising 
taxes. President Bush has made it clear that he 
will not consider either as an option. 

This means if the budget deficit is to be 
reduced, some kind of celestial miracle will 
have to occur. In order to keep all of our cur- 
rent programs and spending the same, we need 
to raise taxes. The smiling supply-side policies 
of Reaganomics need to be put out to pasture. 

Of course, this is probably the least popu- 
lar political move to make, but it needs to be 
done. Princeton economics professor and New 
York Times columnist Paul Krugman puts it 
this way: "The astonishing success of the anti- 
tax crusade has, more or less deliberately, set 
the United States up for a fiscal crisis. How we 
respond to that crisis will determine what kind 
of country we become." 

We can dismantle popular programs such 
as Social Security, Medicare and Medicaid and 
live in a country where the elderly make up a 
disproportionate share of the poor. A country in 
which poor, and sometimes even middle-class, 
Americans are unable to pay for expensive, but 
necessary medical treatments and are forced to 
go on without them. 

Imagine America circa 1900. Imagine 
going broke to pay for your grandmother's 
cancer treatment. I would rather pay higher 
taxes than erase a century's worth of social 
progress for the underprivilaged and the 

Billions are living in a world without faith 

Damare, a 7-year-old boy, was captured 
from his Sudanese village by Islamic soldiers 
and sold as a slave to a Muslim family. After 
living in abuse for many years, his master found 
that he had snuck away to attend a Christian 
church. As punishment, his master found a large 
board to force the child's legs over and ham- 
mered several rusty spikes through his knees 
and feet into the board. He left Damare in a field 
screaming in pain. 

Man is a Christian living in an orphanage 

If she prays before a meal, the workers taunt 
her. If she mentions God she is ridiculed and 
sometimes beaten. 

Kati Li of China is 19 years old and spends 
her life in an underground cave. She uses her 
printing press to make copies and distribute 
Christian books to Chinese Christians. Hidden 
from society and separated from family and 
friends, she continues her work and the scars on 
her hands from printing are a testimony to the 
dedication and love she has for God. 

These are just a few stories from Voice 
of the of what it costs to live by 
following Christ's teachings in other countries. 
With little hope for economic success or social 
mobility, their hope is that the way they live their 
lives is for a greater purpose. Kati Li in China 
will not be remembered for much by other non- 
christians in China but if what she believes as 
a Christian is true, her rewards in heaven will 
far outweigh any amount of fortune that can be 
obtained here on earth. 

It is hard to compare the persecution that 
exists in America with that of countries with little 

or no religious freedom. We live in a land where 
diversity of religion is tolerated for the most 
part, but our focus is less on using our faith to do 
great things for others and more on making our 
lives as comfortable as possible. Dr. Don Davis 
of World Impact, Urban Ministries said, "the 
tragedy is that some of us will live our whole 
lives for nothing. Money in the bank and nothing 
in the heart." Davis' life exists in the inner cities 
of America, spending his energy toward a cause 
without having to leave the country. 

The problem for me is that because I do not 
have to face physical punishment for practicing 
my faith, it is easy for me to become comfortable 
and see that only real sacrifice can happen if I 
move to a third world country. 

Feeling a sense of urgency to really walk 
by faith is hard to do having all the resources we 
do in America, but sacrifice can be a daily act for 
anyone living here. There is a lot of need on the 
local and global scale. You would be amazed by 
the powerful impact you can make by sacrificing 
some time, funds or your life to a mission that 
serves a great purpose. 

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A human rights look at poverty 

The Echo 7 

By Doug Sherlock 
Guest Columnist 

The lack of medicine for severe 
illness is an overlooked issue in the United 
States. Living in the US means that no 
matter our economic status, we will be 
treated. The reality in the third world is 
that access to medicine is severely limited 
if existent at all, no matter how sick the 
patient. That means a man in Uganda is 
likely to die from an HIV infection. That 
means the TB patient in Haiti is likely to 
develop a resistant form of the bacteria and 
become untreatable with the single avail- 
able medication. That means that diarrhea 
is the leading killer of children, in the third 
world. That means that the curable disease 
in a developed nation is an epidemic in the 
Third world 

The reasons for the existing situ- 

ation are far-reaching and simple. The 
simple answer is that clean food and water 
are a luxury. Treatment when dirty food 
and water cause disease is even more of a 
luxury. The basic things that we take for 
granted are beyond the reach of the major- 
ity of the world. Looking at the ability to 
access the potentially life saving medicines 
gives us a view of the complicated reality. 
Medicines in the world are con- 
trolled by major Pharmaceutical compa- 
nies, and their business is one of the high- 
est earning in the United States. According 
to Oxfam: the "largest U.S. drug compa- 
nies made $35.9 billion in profit in 2002". 
The control over the government is also 
a big business. Oxfam reports as political 
contributions "in 2003, the industry gave 
$29,371,406, with $21,719,527 of that 
money going to Republicans". Government 
has a simple power tracking device, follow 
the money and I think we might be on to 

Freedom of speech 
limited here in TO 

By Moriah Harris-Rodger 
Co-Editor In Chief 

Students at California Lutheran 
University are not allowed by the Student 
Programs Office to distribute fliers on car 
windshields though ordinances that restrict 
speech to prohibit litter have historically 
been overturned by the Supreme Court. 

CLU doesn't approve such distribution 
because cars are not "approved posting loca- 
tions" They are not approved because some 
fliers ruined car windshields and because it is 
in "direct conflict with the city of Thousand 
Oaks municipal code," Director of Student 
Activities Robby Larson said. 

The ordinance approved by the city 
council in 1966, states that no person shall 
throw, distribute or place any printed mat- 
ter in or on any automobile or other vehicle 
in the city without first having obtained the 
permission of the owner. 

However, Schneider v. State, a supreme 
court case from 1939, came to the deci- 
sion that the interests of "public safety, 
health, welfare and convenience" may not 
"abridge the individual liberties secured 
by the Constitution to those who wish to 
speak, write, print or circulate infonnation 
or opinion." 

In the Schneider case, the Supreme 
Court found the freedom of speech to be 
"vital to the maintenance of democratic 
institutions." It is necessary that Americans' 
speech is not only protected but that 
Americans can communicate in the most 
appropriate manner. So, if a CLU club 
wants to have a carwash on campus and 
wants to communicate only to car owners, 
I would understand the most appropriate 
form of communicating to be the distribu- 
tion of flyers on windshields. "Streets and 
parks are traditional public forums. They 
are places where free speech activities have 

historically been," Sharon Docter. professor 
of communication, said. 

Geoff Ware, the code compliance 
manager for Thousand Oaks, says that the 
ordinance protects littering and is neces- 
sary beyond the ordinance that directly 
prohibits littering. But, according to the 
Supreme Court decision from Schneider v. 
State, "This constitutional protection does 
not deprive a city of all power to prevent 
street littering. There are obvious methods 
of preventing littering. Amongst these is the 
punishment of those who actually throw 

"For over 18 years, the 
ordinance restricting this 
form of speech has not 
been questioned." 

Moriah Harris-Rodger 

papers on the streets." 

"People don't like advertisers touching 
their cars," Ware continued. But historically 
the supreme court has protected those who 
wish to go door to door talking to residents, 
though those visiting community members 
are forced to either touch the doorbell or the 

Americans are allowed to touch other 
people's property. In fact, American people 
are not even protected from being touched in 
a non-harmful way. 

For over 18 years, the ordinance 
restricting this form of speech has not been 
questioned, Ware said. 

The city attorney. Amy Albano, had 
no response on the constitutionality of the 
ordinance. "We really need time to look at 
it," she said. 

The first step in changing the ordinance 
for Thousand Oaks and at CLU is for a 
person or group to approach the Thousand 
Oaks City Council at one of their meetings 
or by writing them: Ann: City Council, 
2100 Thousand Oaks Blvd., Thousand 
Oaks, C A 9 1 362. For meeting dates, go to 
www.c i 

something here. 

So what's the problem? The 
pharmaceuticals want the government to 
make laws to make sure they continue to 

"Medicines in the world 
are controlled by major 
Pharmaceutical compa- 

Doug Sherlock 

make money. The problem is when mak- 
ing money interferes with being able to 
save lives. There is inherently a conflict of 
interest in drug production. The medicine 
produced would be able to cure disease. 

but it is also the way profit is made. The 
most of these diseases are not a public 
health concern in this Country. In fact are 
not commonly seen. 

The reality is this: the money is work- 
ing. The US government is pushing big for 
intellectual property rights for patent on 
drugs making generics illegal and making 
prices prohibitively expensive for most of 
the world population. Some of the pathways 
that are making this possible for the US are 
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ments as well as many more. It is thought 
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February 9, 2005 

Kingsmen fight for upcoming title 

By Jared Clark 
Staff Writer 

The Kingsmen basketball team picked 
up its fourth SCIAC victory after annihilating 
SCIAC opponent Caltech 78-53. Senior co- 
captain Ryan Hodges scored in double- figures 
with a game high 19 points and had a team 
high 8 rebounds. Matt McCann the 6-foot-6 
senior fly swatter denied the Beavers with 
four blocked shots, while senior co-captain 
Matt Adame added 6 assists. Crowd favorite, 
Peter Hawkins also stepped it up with a game 
high 3 steals. The Kingsmen are currently tied 
for third in conference and have a 12-5 record 
over all. Three of their losses were against 
SCIAC rivals Whittier, La Verne and Pomona. 
However, the Kingsmen are still looking very 
strong in the race for the SCIAC champion- 

The Kingsmen 's passion and desire has 
kept them very much alive in the run for 
first place. Their SCIAC losses have all been 
away games and each loss has been by less 
than 10 points. The Kingsmen hold the best 
overall record and have a 70.6 win percentage. 
They lead the league in free throw percent- 
age, defensive rebounds and are second in 
field goal percentages. Hodges, as well as, 
Alex Minney, Sergei Lepiashinski and Ron 
Russ are among the top 30 scorers in SCIAC. 
Hodges is the leading scorer, averaging 23.8 
points a game and is second in rebounds, field 
goal percentage and blocked shots in confer- 
ence. He also set a school record, scoring 63 
points on 29-of-3 1 , shooting in a 131-130 vic- 
tory over Redlands. This broke the 1 5-year-old 
school record and made him the third all-time 
highest scorer in division III history. Minney 
is also among the top ten rebounders, while 
Adame is eighth in assists. Deshion Inniss is 
the No. I free-throw shooter in the league, and 

Photograph by Craig Herreru and Mike Daniels 

Matt Adame, No. 23 flies past the Caltech defenses. Matt made six assists during the course of the game. 

both Adame and Minney are among the top 
ten as well. 

"SCIAC is probably the most balanced 
it's been for a long time; every team is con- 
siderably even. Even Caltech has stepped it 
up. Because the league is so balanced, we still 
have a very good shot at conference," Hodges 


One quality the Kingsmen possess that 
has made them strong and successful this sea- 
son has been the unity and fellowship among 

"We are a family on and off the court, 
on any given night one can contribute. We've 
truly come together," said Adame. 

"Our team plays from within. God has 
given us the gift to play and we are taking 
advantage of it. I love our guys, we have all 
the right pieces, we just have to keep them 
together," said Hodges. 

"I feel like this year we have more of a 
tight group. There is a lot more respect within 
this team. We compete with each other on the 
court, but off the court, we are really close 
friends," said senior guard Ron Russ. 

"Everyone's really close this year. When 
we are on the floor we have that team atmo- 
sphere that other teams lack. We play really 
well together," explained McCann. 

Head coach Rich Rider feels that his team 
is very much alive in conference play. He is 
also very proud of. how far they have come. 
He credited his seniors for their experience and 
leadership and his other players for their obedi- 
ence and passion. 

"They are a tight knit group. The comrad- 
ery is very strong." Rider commented on each 
player individually as well: "Matt (Adame) 
is our leader and point guard, he's a very 
smart player and knows the game very well. 

Brandon (Bush), our off-gaurd, is a very good 
penetrater and great defensive player. Greg 
(Geier) is rapidly improving in his shot and 
has made vast improvements overall. Peter 
(Hawkings) has good size for a point guard 
and has continued to show progress on his 
shot. Ryan (Hodges) is consistent, our leader, 
and an excellent rebounder. Deshion (Inniss) 
has made tremendous improvements and is a 
very hard working all around basketball player. 
Phillip (Lehmann) is an excellent shooter but 
is injured right now. Sergei (Lepiashinski) has 
made great improvements and has transitioned 
into our program very well. Matt (McCann) 
is definitely a force and has tremendous 
contributions to our team. Alex (Minney) is 
an excellent all around player; he's a great 
shooter inside and out. Rocky (Pedden) is 
going to be an excellent basketball player for 
us. Ron (Russ) is a very valuable sixth man 
and the spark plug of our team. Adam (Segal) 
is an excellent shooter and has made a great 
transition into this program." 

It has been said that a great team beats 
with one heart. This squad has the heart and 
the unity. Though they have lost three games in 
conference play they still have chances to beat 
competitors for the title. "We are definitely 
still in it even with three losses. We control our 
own destiny, we just got to go out and win," 
said Adame. 

The Kingsmen will face Redlands 
University at Redlands Feb. 9 at 7:30 p.m. 

Photograph by Craig Herrera and Mike Daniels 

Kingsmen basketball player Rocky Pedden, No. 40, makes a free throw. 

Want to improve campus life? 

CLULeadstrong Diversity 
Leadership Retreat 

Where: Moorpark College 
When: February 26th, 10 a.m. - 6 p.m. 
Summary: This one day workshop brings together campus leaders to 
explore the dynamics that hinder communication and unity across current 
CLU student leadership groups. 

Info: Sign up for the retreat at the SUB info desk, only the first 100 stu- 
dents will be able to attend. Last day to register is Feb. 18 
Contact: Feel free to contact Student Life or the Multicultural and Interna- 
tional Programs Office at (805) 493-3553 

California Lutheran University 

Volume 46 No. 15 

60 West Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 

February 23, 2005 




Talk show personality 
Dr. Drew coming to Club Lu 

A familar figure on the CLU campus tells his story 

Brusta Brown leads Regals 
Basketball on and off the court 

See story page 3 

See story page 5 

See story page 12 

Salonen's "new music" draws capacity crowd 

By Iver Meldahl 
News Editor 

A capacity crowd was on hand for the 
New Music concert, to hear the ideas and 
music of Finnish composer and conduc- 
tor Esa-Pekka Salonen, director of the Los 
Angeles Philharmonic. Considered by many 
in the world of music to be one of the most 
influential and important minds of his time, 
Salonen answered several questions on his 
life, his inspiration and his music. 

"He had a good sense of humor and was 
down to earth." junior Brett Leonard said. 
Leonard played percussion during the concert, 
including such instruments as Thai gongs. 

The attendance at Samuelson Chapel 
reflected the excitement that Salonen's music 
generates. Seats on the floor and balcony of the 
chapel were full well before the 2 p.m. show 
started; the events crew had to resort to more 
unorthodox methods. 

"They actually had to set up chairs in 
the narthex " Leonard said. Despite the extra 
accommodations, many were still standing or 
sitting in aisles. The temperature soared during 
the event, but few left their seats. 

The concert featured such Salonen works 
as "' Meeting," "Lachen verlemt" and his "Five 
Images After Sappho." The works span more 
than 20 years of Salonen's career, which most 
recently includes serving as Music Director of 
the Los Angeles Philharmonic. 

"Most of my music is my reaction to 
somebody's personality," Salonen said in a 
brief question-and-answer session before the 
concert. "Most of my pieces are written for 

The concert featured such renowned local 
artists as pianist Gloria Cheng and CLU fac- 
ulty members Daniel Geeting, Nancy Gilman 
Marfisi. Melissa Phelps and Wyant Morton. 

The thundering applause at the conclu- 
sion of the show, lasting several minutes, was 
testament to the effort and planning required to 
perform such avant-garde music. 

"!t was really exciting, probably the most 
exciting thing that die music department has 
done in a long time," Leonard said. 

Photograph by Iver Meldahl 

Percussionist Brett Leonard and bassist John Hester before the beginning of the event. The New Music 
Concert, in its third year, attracted a massive crowd into the Samuelson Chapel. . 

Photograph by Iver Meldahl 

Led by Conducter Wyant Morton, the New Music Ensemble rises after performing Esa-Pekka Salonen's 
"Five Images After Sappho." The ensemble featured CLU graduate and soprano Jacquelynne Fontaine. 

Spanish majors, minors learn abroad 

By Dana Patterson 
Staff Writer 

A fall trip to Guanajuato, Mexico is now 
being offered to any saidents who wish to go. 

This is the first CLU Semester program 
in Mexico. 

"We will accommodate any number of 
students who want to go," Ron Teichmann, 
CLU professor and coordinator of the Mexico 
trip, said. 

Students will attend the University of 
Guanajuato, which has twenty thousand stu- 
dents, while staying with a Mexican family 
from July 31 to Dec. 10. 

"This is a perfect opportunity for students 
who want to major or minor in Spanish," Ron 
Teichmann said. 

Guanajuato is in the center of Mexico 
and is the hub of Mexican independence. The 
town is historical, colonial and is a mining 
town with a sense of old world. The city is 
also centered around the university, offering 
many attractions for students to visit. 

"Guanajuato is a highly safe place for stu- 
dents to be," Magdalena Teichmann, professor 
and coordinator of the trip, said. 

There will be a CLU resident director 
in Guanajuato who is associated with the 
University of Guanajuato to help students 
make the transition, resolve any problems that 
may occur and to take the students on a num- 
ber of excursions in and around the town. 

"Ron and 1 will be down there in July and 
August to make sure that everything is going 
smoothly," Magdalena Teichmann said. 

Many cultural opportunities and access to 
beautiful and historical places are near the city. 
There is a wide variety of restaurants, cafes, 
shops and cantinas in the city that students can 

"We did a lot of research to find a place 
that is most suitable to take the students to and 
Guanajuato offered what we were looking 
for," Ron Teichmann said, 

Home of the international festival, 
Guanajuato is the biggest international cultural 
festival in all of Latin America. 

"This is part of CLU's master plan of 
more globalization in the curriculum and 
providing students with more opportunities lor 
their education," Ron Teichmann said. 

Students will go to school five days 
a week, taking a variety of courses. Some 

courses include history, literature, social sci- 
ence, Spanish, folk dancing and more. 

"Anyone can go on the trip, even begin- 
ning Spanish students, but it is most suitable 
for students who are going into intermediate 
and upper Spanish," Ron Teichmann said. 

Applications will be available in the 
Study Abroad Office. Students can apply their 
financial aid to this program and will register, 
pay tuition, room and broad all at CLU before 

March 15 is the first deadline for the 
application followed by a number of other 
deadlines that students must meet in order to 
ensure them a spot on the trip. 

"We are hoping that this trip will be 
offered every year from now on for CLU stu- 
dents," Magdalena Teichmann said. 

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February 23. 2005 

This week, at California Lutheran University: 


february 23 

RA Initial Interviews 

ASCLV Executive Cabinet Election 


Senior Salute Day 


9 a.m. - 4 p.m. 

University Chapel - Rev. James Lawson 



Make Some Noise 

Nelson Room 
5:30 p.m. 

Rotaracl Meeting 

Nygreen 2 
8 p.m. 

Common Ground 

Chapel Narthex 
9:11 p.m. 




february 24 

RA Initial Interviews 

CLII Days and Nights 

Pat and Oscars 
All day 

ASCLV Executive Cabinet Election 

All day 

Study Abroad Information Session 

Nelson Room 
7 p.m. 

Intramural Indoor Soccer 


9 p.m. 

The NEED - Tracey Howe 


10 p.m. 


february 25 

RA Initial Interviews 

Club Lu - Dr. Drew Plnsky 


9 p.m. 


february 26 

Diversity Leadership Retreat 

Women s Tennis vs. Occidental 
Tennis Court 
2 p.m. 


february 27 

RA Group Process 

Intramural Softball 
All day 

Lord of Life Worship Service 

6:15 p.m. 

Intramural Indoor Soccer Championship 

9 p.m. 

Intramural Basketball Rosters Due 

1 1 p.m. 


february 28 

Harmony Week - A Day in Our Shoes 
RA Finalist Decisions 

ASCLU-G Senate Meeting 

Nygreen 1 
5:15 p.m. 

ASCLU-G Programs Board Meeting 

Nygreen 1 
7 p.m. 


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Priority Deadline for Aug. '05 and Dec. 
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Intramural Basketball Captains Meeting 

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Otto Heino: Celebrating 90 

From March 4 to May 22, the 
Ventura County Museum of 
History and Art is presenting 
more than 50 pieces created by 
one of America's masters of 
ceramic arts. Otto Heino. Often 
enhanced with pressed leaves, 
elegant calligraphy and unique 
glazes, Heino's vessels have 
been exhibited in museums 
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Attend the exhibit's opening 
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Dr. Drew coming to Club Lu again 

By April Ballard 
Special to the Echo 

Dr. Drew Pinsky, co-host of the long- 
running radio show and MTV program, 
"Loveline," will be visiting California 
Lutheran University this Friday. Feb. 25, to 
educate college students about their personal 
and sexual health. 

Thanks to the popularity of "Loveline." 
Pinsky has become a household name and 
continues to reach millions of- young adults 
across the nation. In addition to helping ado- 
lescents, Pinsky has influenced young careers 
as well. Freshman Gabriela Robles credits 
Pinsky for steering her toward a psychology 

"I remember watching 'Loveline' on 
MTV and thought it was cool how they 
reached out to the youth and helped with 
relationship and sexual problems in an open 
environment that we can relate to," Robles 
said. "Because of Dr. Drew. I want to do the 
same thing - help your.g people who are afraid 
to reach out for their psychological needs." 
However, some students are surprised 

that a Lutheran school would host such an 

"I think it's very liberating and ballsy 
forCLU," said Jon Acquisti, a junior history/ 
social science major. 

Faculty members have offered their sup- 
port for Pinsky's visit. 

"The more good infomiation we can get 
about sexuality, the sooner healthier attitudes 
can take place," said Dr. Paul Egertson, a 
senior lecturer in religion. Like other CLU 
professors, Egertson is an advocate for health 

Pinsky last visited CLU for the same 
event in 2002; where the doctor talked about 
the place that frank sexual discussion has in 
Lutheran university. 

Pinsky is a graduate of the University 
of Southern California School of Medicine 
and works as a board-certified internist and 
addictionologist in Los Angeles. "Loveline" 
has been running for over 1 8 years, ever since 
Pinsky was a medical student who voluntarily 
answered questions on the air. The syndicated 
radio show can be heard on more than 50 sta- 
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February 23, 2005 

Valentine's movies: good and bad 

By Nancy Scrofano 
Staff Writer 

"Hitch: The Cure for the Common Man" 
grossed over $45 million at the box office 
Valentine's Day weekend, making it the 
number one film. This romantic comedy was 
written by Kevin Bisch and directed by Andy 

"Hitch" stars Will Smith as the date doc- 
tor. Alex Hitch, who helps men understand 
women. He secretly coaches shy men through 
their first three dates. 

Albert, played by Kevin James, secures 
the help of Hitch to get him a date with famous 
personality Allegra Cole, played by Ainber 
Valletta. Albert is an awkward, self-conscious 
guy who ultimately gets the girl after a series 
of comedic dating lessons from Hitch. 

James's portrayal of the bumbling, inse- 
cure Albert was realistic and endearing. Smith 
and James formed a comic duo and worked 
well together complimenting each other's 
performance. , 

Will Smith plays a New York City bach- 
elor whose prior failed relationship keeps 
him from getting romantically involved with 
women. He is so successful at advising other 
men, yet seems awkward when he meets 

Sara, played by Eva Mendes, is a gossip 
columnist devoted to her career and obsessed 
with getting a story about the love life of 

Allegra Cole. Sara would like to find the right 
guy but has a very pessimistic outlook on 

The lives of all the characters become 
intertwined as Sara and Hitch develop a rela- 

At times. Mendes" character was over 
dramatic and lost credibility when she was 
angry at Hitch. On the other hand. Smith, for 

"Will Smith plays a New 
York City bachelor whose 
prior failed relationship 
keeps him from getting 
romantically involved 
with women." 

Nancy Scrofano 

the most part, was smooth in character. He 
came across as confident, except for when he 
pleads for Sara's attention. 

Overall. Smidi and Mendes develop a 
convincing onscreen attraction for each other. 

Since Smidi began his career as a rap 
music artist, he has become one of the most 
popular entertainers. His television show. The 
Fresh Prince of Bel Air. gave him his start in 

He then starred in movies such as 
"Independence Day." "Men in Black." 
"Enemy of die State" and "AN," for which he 

received an Oscar nomination. 

Though Smith is one of the most popular 
musicians and actors, lie has never played a 
role in a romantic comedy. It is not because 
of his inability to play the role, but because the 
right movie had not yet come along. 

The idea for the movie came when Bisch 
reflected on his dating life during his college 
days. He found himself in almost the same 
situation as Hitch. Thus, the idea for die movie 
was bom. 

Smith is currently in negotiations for his 
next film, and his new album is being released 
in Mai"ch. 

Another movie that played the same 
weekend was "The Wedding Date." 

New Yorker Kat Ellis, played by Debra 
Messing, and Nick Mercer, played by Dermot 
Mulroney go on "The Wedding Date" in 
London. This film is based on the book, 
"Asking For Trouble," by Elizabeth Young. 

"The Wedding Date" is directed by Clare 
Kilner and written by Dana Fox. Kat hires 
male escort Nick to accompany her to her 
half-sister's wedding where Kat's ex-fiance 
will be die best man. 

Messing portrays Kat as an anxious, 
insecure, jilted woman. She feels pressured 
to attend the wedding widi a date, which costs 
her $6,000 when she hires Nick. 

Messing's performance is somewhat 
weak and it is hard to relate to her character. 

The script lacks answers to questions 
about the premise that if answered, would help 

develop her character. 

Mulroney 's Nick has made his services as 
an escort his career. He makes the distinction 
between his personal life and his job obvious 
to Kat when they first meet. 

"Every woman has the exact love life she 
wants." said Nick. He tells Kat diat hisjob is to 
figure out what dial is and make it a reality. 

Mulroney 's portrayal of this character is 
boring most of the time and lacks personality. 
It is hard to believe what he says because he 
does not seem sincere or passionate about his 
ideas or the advice that he gives. 

Messing and Mulroney do not have a 
plausible onscreen chemistry. It feels like 
their relationship is forced and completely 

The dialogue consists of classic romance 
lines that do not fit die characters' personali- 

Despite the problems, there were some 
funny situations in "The Wedding Date." The 
audience laughed several times as Kat tries 
to fool her family and friends and especially 
her ex-fiance into believing that Nick is her 

Mulroney has been in over 30 differ- 
ent films, some of which include "My Best 
Friend's Wedding" and "Undertow." 

For a better performance from Debra 
Messing, she can be seen in a starring role 
on the hit NBC show "Will & Grace" on 
Thursday nights. 

Campus Quotes 

Which do you prefer: the cafeteria or the Centrum? 

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Clarice Hammett, 2006 

"1 personally tike cooking food in my 
room better. " 

Shelby Purmort, 2008 

"J like the caf better because it has more 
variety. " 

Natalie Sylvester, 2007 

"The Centrum because the food is 

Liz Cullip, 2007 

"/ only eat at the Centrum because 
every time 1 eat in the caf, I feel sick.' 

Aaron Ferguson, 2007 

"/ tike the caf because you get so much 
more food." 

Mike Walsh, 2007 

"Vicfci is the reason the Centrum is bet- 

Sarah Gray, 2006 

"I prefer the Centrum because I only 
have bonus points, so it's cheaper. " 

Gaby Robles, 2008 

"I like the Centrum because when the 
food is mass-produced, it has no taste." 

Campus Quotes and photographs were compiled by Kurt Sanders 

(Thte tnflMon 

February 23, 2005 


The Echo 5 

Former teacher reflects 

By Kelly Barneti 
Staff Writkk 

Lyle Sladek is a familiar face on campus 
and can be seen riding his bike or reading a 
book in the Pearson library. However, some 
may not know that Sladek is a World War 
II veteran and taught math at California 
Lutheran University for over 30 years. Sladek 
began teaching at CLU just two years after it 

"It was quite exciting and interesting," 
Sladek said. "What many do not realize is that 
starting a university is difficult. Universities 
are like compact cities, you have to have 
health services, food, recreation, security and. 
of course, education." 

Sladek said that the social unrest in this 
country due to the Vietnam War and the Civil 
Rights Movement made starting a univer- 
sity more challenging. It was Sladek's role 
as a Cryptographic Security and Intelligence 
Officer in WWII that reinforced his love and 
knowledge of math, he said. 

Sladek said that army leaders did an 
excellent job of funneling recruits into suitable 
training slots. He said that being a crypto offi- 
cer was exactly right for him. 

His duty assignment gave him the oppor- 
tunity to hone management skills, learn techni- 
cal skills and travel extensively, he said. 

"Most of the Gls in WWII look back on 
the experience in a positive way but would 
never want to do it again," Sladek said. 

Sladek's daughter, Karen, recently pub- 
lished a book about WWII and included the 
letters Sladek wrote home over a half-century 

The book, entitled "Lucky Stars and Gold 
Bars," includes some of the 400 letters Karen 
found that her father had written to his parents 
in South Dakota during the war. 

She instinctively knew she had unearthed 
a treasure trove and felt a profound sense of 
duty to preserve the historical collection and 
share it with the world, she said. . 

Her intention was to use her father's let- 
ters and an ordinary American family as a way 
of providing an overview of the war years 

Photograph hy Casey Stanton 

Former professor Lyle Sladek poses in front of his bicycle. Sladek has a 
long history with the school as a math professor, and he still lives and 
spends his time on campus. 

within the context of the times, she said. 

Sladek says that young Americans today 
have to understand that the freedom they enjoy 
is relatively new to the world and came at a 

He said that he is disappointed with the 
shallow values of present day America. 

Sladek is unsure of how leaders of today 
and of the future will handle disastrous situa- 
tions, he said. 

"You can't predict how people will react 
in times of crisis. In this country, people have 
historically done very well. You have to have 
crucial things happening before you can have 
important results," Sladek said. "In this day, 
there is a safety blanket - social security and 
welfare are things that didn't exist during 

but without crisis, you cannot know how they 
will handle a situation." 

Sladek also said that great novels and 
movies came from turbulent times and that 
works these days tend to be bland because 
there is nothing to inspire them. 

These days, Sladek is retired and living 
on CLU's campus with his wife, Patricia. 

"I do some woodworking, gardening; I 
play bridge with friends; I love to read, and I 
am often in the library. I ride my bike around 
campus, and I have a collection of puzzles," 
Sladek said. 

To the young people of today, Sladek says 
not to let opportunities go unexplored. 

"Give it your best shot. There will be 
many brass rings coming by you in life, and 

WWII. People now are generally prosperous, when one does, grab it." 

Vagina Monologues for V-Day 

By Melissa Shoshahi 
Staff Writer 

In celebration of Valentine's Day this 
year, a screening of "The Vagina Monologues" 
took place in Richter Hall. 

Created by Eve Ensler, "The Vagina 
Monologues" is a compilation of over 200 
interviews derived from women of all ages 
and race and turned into a monologue in which 
Ensler performs. 

The HBO original documentary of the 
play illustrates Ensler's intentions of bringing 
out the sexuality of women by using humor 
and beauty. 

Ever since its premiere, the performance 
has since been expanded and translated into 35 
languages and performed in theaters through- 
out the world. 

Ensler uses "language as liberation" in 
her documentary. She enlightens and empow- 
ers women. Ensler's main interview question 
for the documentary is, "What do you think of 
your vagina?" 

"I was a little worried, that's why I began 
this piece," Ensler said in the HBO original 

Ensler goes on to mention how at first, the 
women were a little shy, but afterward, they 
enjoyed talking about it. 

Sponsored by the on-campus club 

Feminism Is, "The Vagina Monologues" was 
viewed on campus for the first time. President 
of Feminism Is, Madeline Stacy, states that the 
essence of the showing is to get the informa- 
tion out and to raise awareness about V-Day 
(Vagina Day). 

V-Day is a global movement that works 
toward raising and distributing funds to groups 

"I did this in hopes that 
next year, actual CLU 
students will perform the 

Madeline Stacy 
President, Feminism Is 

and organizations that work to end violence 
against women and girls. 

It supports anti-violence programs 
throughout the world, helping them enlarge 
their main goal, while drawing mass atten- 
tion toward the core battle with worldwide 
violence against women. 

"The Vagina Monologues is the center 
piece of V-Day," Stacy said. 

Stacy mentions how larger colleges usu- 
ally have student performances of "The Vagina 
Monologues" with the profits going toward 

funds for V-Day organizations. 

The screening at CLU was not a fund- 
raiser for V-Day. However, Stacy hopes that 
next year there will be performances of The 
Vagina Monologues to support V-day. 

"I did this in hopes that next year, actual 
CLU students will perform the monologues," 
Stacy said. 

According to Stacy, the future perfor- 
mances on campus will raise funds for anti- 
violence against women, as well as, have the 
campus gain awareness on the movement of 

With a large turn out for the event, includ- 
ing both men and women, reactions for the 
monologues were positive. 

"It was very eye-opening to hear about 
the women at the rape camps in Bosnia. My 
initial reaction was that it was funny in some 
parts and grimly intense in others," Mike 
Mendoza. CLU student said. 

Ensler's monologues are varied from 
each other. Just how every woman is dif- 
ferent, so are her monologues. Some stories 
were comical, while others told stories of rape, 
which initially brings the women back to the 
question of their vaginas. 

"She covered such a variety of topics," 
senior Carrie Missall said. Missall mentions 
how she enjoyed the piece, but that some parts 
were hard to take. "I hope they keep showing 
the video as part of sexual awareness week." 

Radio I 



By Jaime Stachler 
Staff Writer 

Though KCLU has won more Golden 
Mike awards than any other comparable sta- 
tion in Southern California for the last four 
consecutive years, the staff remains more than 
modest, Dave Medina said. 

Medina, a senior computer science major 
has been with the station since May 2004. 

"Winning a Golden Mike is very gratify- 
ing, but everything we do here is a real team 
effort," KCLU Program Director Jim Rondeau 

"I feel like I am getting a little spoiled 
here, working at such a great station with such 
great people," intern Dave Medina said. 

Medina happened to have his first day as 
a board operator on the very show that won a 
Golden Mike for Rondeau's Cross Talk edition 
entitled, "Same Sex Unions." 

The show was honored for "Best Public 
Affairs Program." 

"It was the first year for a Golden Mike 
to be awarded in this category, and we were so 
happy for Jim because it was liis first award as 
well," general manager Mary Olson said. 

"Anyone can come up with one great 
show, most people can come up with five 
great shows, and some with 10 great shows, 
but be great on show 50 or show 100. That's 
what Jim is," Olson said. 

Rondeau's winning show was aired on 
the first day same sex marriage licenses were 
issued in the state of Massachusetts. The show 
addressed a number of issues in regard to the 
Massachusetts statute including the ultimate 
effect it would have in the state of California. 

"Jim is an absolutely brilliant guy who 
has the ability to cover such a large breadth of 
topics," Olson said. 

"Usually people do one thing very well, 
but Jim does many things especially well," 
Olson said. 

Rondeau's passion for what he commits 
to his job is evident, yet he continues to have 
a humble attitude, always giving credit to the 
team at KCLU. 

"If anyone wins anything we're all so 
proud," Rondeau said. 

Rondeau shares reward with all of the 
staff at the station, including the interns. 

"They're very dedicated, and the station 
would not run without them," Rondeau said. 
"Our only regret is that they can't be here 

The interns are a real asset to the station as 
are the many other students that volunteer for 
KCLU's annual pledge drive. 

The pledge drive takes place during the 
spring semester each year, and is designed to 
acquire KCLU memberships from the local 

Memberships are private donations that 
come from the public in order to support the 

This is the time when listeners of KCLU 
and others within the local community can 
show their appreciation for the efforts made 
by the station's staff to bring great news cover- 
age to the area. 

"We're really producing great news," 
Olson said. 

To show support for (he station, volunteer 
for the pledge drive. Also, tune- in to KCLJJ 
at 88 J in Ventura County and 102.3 in Santa 
Barbara County to get acquainted with the 
team that works there. 

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The Echo 


February 23, 2004 

ASCLU Executive Elections 

Marissa Tsaniff 

Kevin Jussel 

Position: ASCLU President 

I embody the strong, innovative leadership CLU demands of an ASCLU 
President, proven by my two years of experience in the student senate. During 
this time, I've listened to you and anticipated your needs, as evidenced by the 
$1 7,000 library improvement projects for which I successfully lobbied. As the 
most experienced and proven candidate, be certain I will continue to be an 
advocate for your interests as ASCLU President. 

Position: ASCLU President 

■yrtc*r*nrmyr *-, 

My name is Kevin Jussel and I am running for ASCLU ■President- for 
many reasons. Several of those reasonsjnclude'the solid and dedicated work 
I have put in to ASCLU Senate the last two years, my close interaction with 
students, and the relationships I have gained with faculty and administration 
members. If elected, I will continue working to provide solutions to the con- 
cerns of both the students and the'administration. __». ....,.- 

Kirsten Madsen 

Sarah Gray 

Position: Programs Board Directors 

My ituue is Kirsten Madsen and I am running for Programs Board 

'ireclor! I his past year I was the Programs Board Recorder allowing me the 

; ii net to work both on a committee as well as with the Programs Board 

i i k\;u>i i ! mow the amount of work that goes into the position, and I am very 

1 id d and willing to put forth the effort to work with my board and have 

another fantastic upcoming year! 

Position: Senate Qirector 


I fove CLU and I love Senate! As current Senate Director, my passion for 
CLU and its success is evident in the accomplishments Senate has achieved 
under my leadership. Because of my work with ASCLU: 

• i South Ufljfenovated this summer 

• New Libraiy Lighting 

• Pool Table in Conejo Hall 

• Drama's trip to ACTF subsidized 

• ^Lacrosse Team Jersey 's funded 

I will continue, to improve CLU with the skills and experience I have as 
Senate Director! Pick experience - Gray for Senate Director! 

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Autumn Malloy Valerie Vallejos 

Position: Senate Director 

Hey t My name is Autumn Malloy and I'm running to be Senate Director! 
Lwant to give this position a fresh face with new ideas next year, and want 
to' let you all know that you have a voice on campus. I have been in many 
leadership positions, including a current sophomore Senator, so I'm ready and 
qualified to take this on! 

Vote autumn Malloy for Senate Director - It's what you "AUT" to do 1 

Valerie Vallejos 

Position: ASCLU President 

I, Valerie Vallejos am running for ASCLU President I have been in 
ASCLU-G and Programs Board for two years. I have gained a great deal of 
knowledge about how both Senate and Programs Board should be handled as 
a result I understand that being President means being the voice for students. 
I plan on being fully committed to bringing student's requests and concerns to 
the right people. Thanks for reading and have a great day! 

Vote in the SUB 
All day 

Feb. 23, 24 


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Loren Scott 

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sition: ASCLUiPresident 

Throughoutjmy life I have coineTfcruss situations, whi^hjiave qualified 
me for the position of president. I have attended leadership camps, coached 
highschpol sports, and most importantly been af a friend's side to lend an ear. 
Theses experiences nave enabled'me'to be in touch \yith,the, CLU student 
spirit. As president my goal is to extend the bond between administration, 
alumni and students, bringing our generations together, creating a stronger 
CLU family. 


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A final 'Mahalo' to the Good Doctor 

By Brett Rowland 
Editor in Chief 


Dr. Hunter Stockton Thompson is gone 
now, and I am the poorer for it. 

When the great writers and poets gather 
in heaven for holy literary discussions. Dr. 
Thompson will appear magically and unin- 
vited to chat with Ernest 
Hemingway and Ken Kesey 
and leave early with stolen 
bottles of Wild Turkey under 
each arm. Shakespeare will 
be seated on high, and Edgar 
Allen Poe and Dylan Thomas 
will get drunk in different 
comers of the room while 
Milton and Homer chuckle 
about how Walt Whitman's 
invitation was lost in the 
mail. Allen Ginsburg will 
crash the party just to hit 
on Arthur Rimbaud, ignore 
dirty looks from Charles 
Baudelaire and get "ripped 
to the tits" with Thompson 
in the bathroom before being 
chased out by Jane Austen or 
Emily Bronte. 

Heavenly visions aside, 
these are unholy times and 
when the Associated Press 
reported that Thompson died 
in his fortified compound 
(Owl Farm in Woody Creek, 
near Aspen, Colo.) late 
Sunday, February 20, 2005, 
of an apparently self-inflicted 
gunshot wound, I cried and 
mourned the passing of 
another great soul. 

"Hunter prized his 
privacy and we ask that his 
friends and admirers respect 
that privacy as well as that of 
his family," Thompson's son 
Juan said in a statement released to the Aspen 
Daily News. 

Thompson, one the progenitors of "New 
Journalism," which appeared in the 1960s with 
writings of Tom Wolfe, Tim Cahill and others, 
called his own self-styled writing "gonzo jour- 

nalism." The self-proclaimed doctor defines 
gonzo journalism as "a style of 'reporting' 
based on William Faulkner's idea that the best 
fiction is far more true than any kind of jour- 
nalism — and the best journalists have always 
known this." 

Thompson got his first writing assign- 
ments, oddly enough, as the sports editor for 
Eglin Air Force Base newspaper. He then 
when on to write a series of articles as the 
"Time" and now defunct "New York Herald 
Tribune" Caribbean correspondent before 
finding regular work as a free lance journalist 
with the "National Observer" "The Nation," 
"Ramparts," and "Scanlan's Monthly." It 
was then that Thompson gave birth to gonzo 
journalism with a piece titled "The Kentucky 
Derby is Decadent and Depraved," which was 

Editorb Note: Vie following is an excerpt from "The Kentucky Derby is 
Decadent and Depraved," HunterS. Thompsons first real foray into gonzo jaurnal- 
is)n, a type of journalism a-eated by Thompson which relies heavily upon tfie first- 
person views of the author, who also serves as the story s protagionist 

By midaftemoon we had everything under control. We had seats looking down 
on the finish line, color TV and a free bar in the pressroom, and a selection of passes 
that would take us anywhere from the clubhouse roof to the jockey room. The only 
thing we lacked was unlimited access to the clubhouse inner sanctum in sections 
"F&G"...and I felt we needed that, to see the whiskey gentry in action. The governor, 
a swinish neo-Nazi hack named Louis Nuna would be in "G," along with Barry 
Goldwater and Colonel Sanders. I felt we'd be legal in a box in "G" where we could 
rest and sip juleps, soak up a bit of atmosphere and the Derby's special vibrations. 

The bars and dining rooms are also in "F&G," and the clubhouse bars on Derby 
Day are a very special kind of scene. Along with the politicians, society belles and 
local captains of commerce, every half-mad dingbat who ever had arry pretensions to 
anything at all within five hundred miles of Louisville will show up there to get strut- 
ting drunk and slap a lot of backs and generally make himself obvious. The Paddock 
bar is probably the best place in the track to sit and watch faces. Nobody minds being 
stared at; that's what they're in there for. Some people spend most of their time in the 
Paddock; they can hunker down at one of the many wooden tables, lean back in a 
comfortable chair and watch the ever-changing odds Hash up and down on the big tote 
board outside the window. Black waiters in white serving jackets move through the 
crowd with trays of drinks, while the experts ponder their racing forms and the hunch 
bettors pick lucky numbers or scan the lineup for right-sounding names. There is a 
constant flow of traffic to and from the pari-mutuel windows outside in the woods*, 
corridors. Then, as post time nears, the crowd thins, out as people go back to their 

Clearly, we were going to have to figure out some way to spend more time in the 
clubhouse tomorrow. But the "walkaround" press passes to F&G were only good for 
thirty minutes at a time, presumably to allow the newspaper types to rush in and out for 
photos or quick interviews, but to prevent drifters like Steadman and me from spend- 
ing al! day in the clubhouse, harassing the gentry and riding the odd handbag or two 
while cruising around the boxes. Or Macing the governor. The time limit was no prob- 
lem on Friday, but on Derby Day the walkaround passes would be in heavy demand 
And since it took about ten minutes to get from the press box to the Paddock, and ten 
more minutes to gel back, that didn't leave much time for serious people- watching. 
And unlike most of the others in the press box, we didn't give a hoot in hell what was 
happening on the track We had come there to watch the real beasts perform. t 

first published in "Scanlan's Monthly" in June 
of 1970. Shortly after this, Thompson caught 
the attention of then struggling magazine edi- 
tor Jann S. Wenner and became the National 
Affairs Editor of "Rolling Stone." 

Thompson took gonzo journalism a 

step further with the publication of his sec- 
ond novel "Fear and Loathing in Las Vegas" 
in 1971, which documented his trip to Las 
Vegas to cover the "Mint 500" with friend and 
lawyer Oscar Acosta. The book was serial- 
ized by "Rolling Stone" and published under 
Thompson's pen name - or more precisely 
- the name of Thompson's alter ego Raoul 

"My idea was to buy a fat notebook and 
record the whole thing, as it happened, then 
send in the notebook for publication — with- 
out editing. That way, I felt, the eye & mind 
of the journalist would be functioning as a 
camera. The writing would be selective & 
necessarily interpretive — but once the image 
was written, the words would be final; in the 
same that a Cartier-Bresson photograph is 
always the full-frame negative. 
No alteration in the darkroom, 
no cutting or cropping, no spot- 
ting ... no editing," Thompson 
wrote in the unpublished jacket 
cover to "Fear and Loathing in 
Las Vegas." 

With the fame and recog- 
nition that followed in the wake 
of "Fear and Loathing in Las 
Vegas," Thompson went on 
to publish more than a dozen 
books and hundreds of articles 
for various national newspapers 
and magazines. Thompson's 
last book, "Hey Rube," is a 
collection of his 

Thompson did for jour- 
nalism what Pablo Picasso 
did for art — he broke all the 
rules and created something 
original, something amazing. 
For these sins, he was forever 
looked upon as an outsider, or 
as he liked to say of himself, 
an "outlaw" by the writers of 
mainstream journalism. 

It was Thompson who got 
me into the fast and hard and 
rotten world of journalism and 
I am forever indebted to him. 
Perhaps the last few days of 
unending Southern California 
rain has warped my mind into 
some weird kind of sentimental 
death throes, but the only fit- 
ting words that I can think of 
to end this dreadful article come from the pen 
of Grateful Dead lyricist Robert Hunter, "our 
good old Jack O* Diamonds/become the King 
of Hearts." 

. Thank you Dr. Thompson, you will not 
be forgotten. Res ipsa loquitur. 



Brett Rowland & Moriah Harris- 

Brett Rowland 

Iver Meldahl 

Moriah Harris-Rodger 
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Jessica Tibbitts 

Sarah Wagner 

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David Kimsey 

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February 23, 2005 


The Echo 9 

College students and America celebrate a lifestyle of debt 

By Iver Meldahl 
News Editor 

"We Americans have not 
only forgotten any no- 
tioin of financial respon- 
sibility, we've sent an 
angry lynch mob to tear 
it to pieces." 

Iver Meldahl 

Recent college graduates oftentimes 

find themselves on the very cusp of financial 
autonomy. No longer able to utilize parents as 
cash machines, young adults have a bewilder- 
ing array of financial decisions to make, and 
no shortage of businesses eager to add them 

as new customers. Unfortunately, many young 
Americans fall prey to a growing peril of per- 
sonal finance — debt. 

Those in the red have plenty of com- 
pany. Millions of Americans carry a balance 
on their credit cards every month (the aver- 
age household has ten cards). Late last year, 
Americans' combined VISA debt surpassed 
$2 trillion. Print and broadcast media are 
choked with colorful, even humorous mes- 
sages for a variety of financial services, many 
of which focus more on living the care-free 
good life than the various numbers involved. 
CapitalOne uses Vikings and Visigoths, all 
muttering the now-ubiquitous "What's in your 
wallet?" to push its wildly popular zero-per- 
cent line of credit cards. Auto dealers dress up 
as superheroes to peddle their cars, oftentimes 
claiming that anybody, regardless of past 
credit transgressions, can walk into a dealer- 
ship and walk out with a new vehicle. These 
ads, among many others, all promote the same 
thing: a buy now, pay later lifestyle, nevermind 
the fine print or hidden costs. But as more and 
more young adults are discovering, there is 
far more to the story than slick marketing and 
instant gratification. 

The behavior of these companies 
is nothing short of predatory. Many of these 

businesses, under the guise of "getting young 
people started on the right path" offer loans 
and credit cards specifically marketed to the 
1 8 to 25 demographic. These ads feature such 
perks as lift tickets and surfboards to entice 
young adults to sign on and get a line of credit. 
While it is true that, as adults, college students 
and recent graduates should know better, the 
sad fact is that they do not read the fine print. 
Citibank, for example, proudly proclaims on 
its website that it spends an average of S20 
million a year on "financial education." That's 
a mere fraction of what the company spends 
on commercials every year (Citi ran a com- 
mercial during the Super Bowl that cost $2.4 
million just for airtime). Any attempt at teach- 
ing new customers the benefits as well as the 
pitfalls of credit is nothing more than lip ser- 
vice, drowned out by the relentless onslaught 
of advertising. 

Americans' collective spending spree 
isn't entirely the doing of credit companies. 
The rise of a consumer culture, where spend- 
ing equals status, deserves just as much credit 
(pardon the pun). Popular media and entertain- 
ment makes demigods of celebrities; for their 
fans, mimicking their lavish lifestyles is their 
form of worship. Whether through television, 
movies, tabloid magazines, or friends and 

family, the lifestyle that media tells Americans 
they should be living is an extremely powerful 
force, constantly telling people that they need 
to spend like a star if they want to feel like a 
star. Credit card providers just came along at 
the right time to monopolize on this burgeon- 
ing cultural shift. 

Not to be outdone, the federal 
government is, and has been, spending like a 
drunken sailor. National debt and deficits are 
at record levels, and continue to grow by bil- 
lions, even trillions of dollars every year. Every 
American citizen's share of the national debt 
now exceeds $20,000, according to the GAO. 
To put it bluntly, we Americans have not only 
forgotten any notion of financial responsibil- 
ity, we've sent an angry lynch mob to tear it to 

The future doesn't look much bet- 
ter. Governments on all levels are spending 
like never before, while trade deficits are 
sending more and more money overseas. 
The continued emergence of the Far East as 
a manufacturing and labor kingpin will only 
make recovery more and more difficult. This 
country has come a long way from the days 
when Founding Father Benjamin Franklin 
uttered the now famous, "A penny saved is a 
penny earned." 

Love is an overused word in society 

The word "love" is one of the most 
misused in the English language. We say 
we "love" a new pair of shoes, a particular 
restaurant or a cup of coffee in the morning. 
"Love" in the English dictionary is defined as, 
"a deep, tender, ineffable feeling of affection 
and solicitude toward a person, such as that 
arising from kinship, recognition of attractive 
qualities or a sense of underlying oneness." 
Our English language has one word to define 
intense attachments such as affection, devotion 
and infatuation for another person or thing. Yet 
we use "love" to describe almost everything 

we like. How much more meaningless does 
this word become the more we overuse it and 
misuse it in our everyday language? " 

I do not love my mother in the same way I 
love a new pair of shoes, or my car. Therefore, 
1 will enlighten myself — 
in the joys of expand- 

contexts, defiles its intended meaning. 

In essence, for a guide when putting the 
idea of "love" into appropriate contexts, I look 
at John's writing in the book of 1 John. John 
states "We know love by this, that He laid 
- down His life for us; 
and we ought to lay 
down our lives for the 

The more we water 

ing my vocabulary, in dOWfl "lOVe" and the 

hopes of awakening intended intimacy Of thiS brethren." This'love 1 

expressive term, it loses 
its meaning." 

the intellectual minds 
of other Americans. 
Let us take a look at 
the Greek language as 
a guide. The Greek 
language has a word for 

different kinds of love. 

According to, there is 
"agapao," which is a love of persons or things 
that are well pleased, welcomed and fond of. 
There also is "agape," that is affectionate, 
brotherly and benevolent. There are differ- 
ent words to define love for money, love for a 
brother or sister, and loving a husband or wife. 
This is quite exciting, considering we have 
one word, which, when we put it in certain 

is "agape love " which 
in context shows that 
this love is benevolent, 
meaning that God's 
love for us and Him 
Kim Allen laying down His life 
for us was not because 

we deserved it, but out of His compassion and 
goodwill toward us. John follows his previous 
statement with a question: "But whoever has 
the world's goods, and sees his brother in need 
and closes his heart against hirn, how does 
the love of God abide in him?" The Greek 
word used in this question is "agape," as well. 
He is stating that because of the love that we 
have from God that we don't deserve, our life 

should be a reflection of the goodwill that God 
bestowed on us. and in turn, given to others. 

Why do we care? Because the more we 
water down "love" and the intended intimacy 
of this expressive term, it loses its meaning. 
Putting "love" in a context and equating it 
with a film, a shirt or flavor of ice cream is 
so common that when 1 hear the words "I 
love you" from another human being I have 
to ask myself, what does that even mean? It 
almost sounds moronic the more 1 hear it from 
people, including myself, and the quantity of 
its usage and how that demeans Ihe quality of 
its expression. 

So many people need a tangible object 
given to them as a means of "love" because 
when their significant other says "I love you," 
it just does not seem to be enough anymore. 
"Agape" love is not expressed because we 
have one word, "love," and its definition 
seems to be unclear because of its use in com- 
mon language. Having affection for friends 
and giving grace to others is rational, but we 
sure do not expect that same love to be recipro- 
cated from our favorite film or compact disc. 

A human rights perspective on torture in U.S. military 

By Rosalyn Sayer 
Guest Columnist 

How many of you have experienced 
sitting in class, enduring the seemingly endless 
ramblings of your professors, and thought to 
yourself. "This is torture"? At one point or 
another most students would say they have 
referred to some aspect of academic life as 
torturous. But do we really know what torture 

At the U.S. prison camp in 
Guantanamo Bay, Cuba and Abu Ghraib 
Prison in Baghdad, Iraq, hundreds of detainees 
suffer from torture everyday. These detainees 
are being held by the U.S. government without 
charge or trial, and are denied the basic rights 

that many fought so hard to obtain. According 
to the Human Rights Watch, prisoners have 
faced the hardships of having their heads 
hooded, extreme temperatures and noise lev- 
els, stripping of clothes, deprivation of sleep, 
beatings, sexual abuse and near asphyxiation, 
just to name a few. Detainees are suffering 
unthinkable forms of torture physically, emo- 
tionally and psychologically, some are even 
dying as a result. What then is being done 
about it? 

The current administration is well 
aware of the issue at hand and has initiated 
investigations, but so far, only low ranking 
U.S. soldiers have faced criminal charges. 
Despite these investigations and acts such as 

the Universal Declaration of Human Rights, 
which states, "No one shall be subjected to 
torture or to cruel, inhuman or degrading treat- 
ment or punishment," the torture of detainees 
continues. Currently there are more than 500 
people being held as enemy combatants at 
Guantanamo Bay. 

In response to the treatment of pris- 
oners in Abu Ghraib Prison, former Secretary 
of Sate Colin Powell declared, "Watch 
America. Watch how we deal with this. Watch 
how America will do the right thing." The 
questions now arise: How are we dealing 
with this? And are we doing the right thing? 
To discover for yourself the answers to these 
questions and more, please join the Human 

"Detainees are being 
held by the U.S. govern- 
ment without charge or 

Rosalyn Sayer 

Rights Club on March 2 at 7p.m. in Nygreen 1 
for "Torture and Values: Where Do Americans 
Stand?" There will be speakers presenting 
information on this important issue, followed 
by time for discussion and friendly debate. 

(Eire i'cHoi 


The Echo 


Letters to the Editor 

February 23, 2005 

Dear Echo, 

This letter is regarding Michael 
Reagan's Keynote speech at the Leadership 
Institute held on Feb. 12. First, I would like 
to clarify that 1 have nothing against Michael 
Reagan personally, but he put himself out there 
as a public figure, and as such, he is vulner- 
able to criticism. If he were speaking publicly, 
the media would certainly have plenty to say 
about the upsetting and offensive comments in 
his speech. 

Evan White, the author of the Echo's 
article about Reagan's keynote was not wrong 
- Reagan did speak about suffering, working 
hard and doing things on your own, but that 
was only for about the first 10 minutes. After 
that, he digressed from the topic of leadership 
to stories about the secret service, how Ron Jr. 
turned out the way he did (i.e., badly) because 
Nancy didn't discipline him enough, the his- 
tory of the Berlin wall and more history of the 
Reagan Administration. This didn't bother 
me, and knowing his upbringing and affilia- 
tion I had expected political stories and bias to 
be a part of his speech. I was still fine with the 
times he criticized liberals and even when he 
said that "White liberals only visit the pulpit in 
black churches during elections." All of that I 

could handle. But once on the topic of "Black 
churches," he launched into something I could 
never have prepared myself for. 

I guess since he was discussing 
Black churches, that made him think of Al 
Sharpton, who he used as an example of poor 
black leadership by criticizing Sharpton's 
support of PETA, the animal rights group. 
Reagan condescendingly said that Sharpton 
was worried about chickens and wanted them 
to be gassed to death and then asked, "If your 
mother was choking on a piece of chicken, 
would you care how it died?" That was a little 
harsh, especially considering that there are 
students at CLU that support animal rights. 

That made me a little uncomfortable, but 
not as horrified as when he then compared 
the unimportance of how chickens died to 
the number of black babies aborted every 
year! Where Reagan's line of thinking was 
coming from, I do not know. He criticized 
Sharpton for not doing anything to prevent the 
aborting of "13 percent of the population." I 
already felt bad for any animal rights activists, 
A I Sharpton supporters and black students in 
general for their race being the center of such 
negativity, but now he had gone and offended 
pro-choice supporters too. 

I was in awe of Reagan's talent to affront 
and condemn so many groups so quickly. At 
first. I thought I was just being a little sensitive, 
but then I realized that most of this had no rel- 
evance to leadership, especially controversial 
issues! Can someone tell me how PETA or 
abortion is applicable, relevant, helpful and 
most- importantly-appropriate in a discussion 
on leadership? I think never. Reagan himself 
had said that as a leader you had to be "gutsy," 
which he certainly was, but not in an example 
of a good leader. 

What upset me almost more than 
Reagan's comments was that most people 
wrote them off and said nothing. If he said 
these things on television, there would be no 
end to media talk, but at CLU there were no 
ripples or fuss. Although his entire "speech" 
wasn't offensive, the majority of it was not 
informative or instructional. 1 don't want 
speakers to think that just because we have a 
Christian affiliation, that they can assume that 
they are "amongst friends." and can therefore 
use us as a biased dumping ground. If his com- 
ments were said in a political debate at our 
school, or in some other forum in which it was 
pertinent, it would not have been so awful-but 
the way in which he attacked Al Sharpton. 

"I don't want speakers to 
think that just because 
we have a Christian affili- 
ation, that they can as- 
sume they are 'amongst 

Madeline Stacy 

PETA and abortion was not only irrelevant 
to the purpose of the Leadership Institute, but 
also completely inappropriate. 

1 must ask, how are the speeches of 
keynotes at CLU screened? I would certainly 
hope those things were not planned or in print, 
because then Reagan is not the only one to 
blame. I would say I'm sure the committee 
would be more careful after this and ask to see 
what the speaker is going to say, but I'm not 
too confident in that. I hope they have learned 
a lesson though. 

Madeline Stacy 

Senior, Psych Major & Minors in 
Sociology & Women's Studies 

Dear Echo, 

1 do not pretend to know much 
about nor do I care much to concern myself 
with politics, primarily because of the way 
it tears people apart. Never in my life have I 
witnessed, even remotely, such anger and hos- 
tility from individuals as I have when political 
issues were being refuted. 

I am writing in regard to Michael Reagan's 
speech at the ninth annual Leadership Institute. 
Before that Saturday, I had no preconceived 
ideas about Michael Reagan; I went to the 
speech with an open mind. I thought that he 
gave an inspiring speech, until he attacked the 
black community. 

1 believe that the purpose of the 
Leadership Institute was not only to instruct 
students on how to be good leaders, but also 
to unite us as well. 

Mr. Reagan made comments, shaming 
the black community for their lack of leader- 
ship, which alienated the black community in 
the audience from the white community. 

With comments such as this, it is of no 
great mystery that such events as the Diversity 
Leadership Retreat are necessary. The separa- 
tion on our campus is only fueled when words 
like his are accepted. To overcome the many 
differences and biases which set us apart, our 
mission must be to band together! 

"Mr. Reagan made com- 
ments, shaming the black 
community for their lack 
of leadership, which 
alienated the black com- 
munity in the audience 
from the white." 

Ashley Bosiackil 

Helen Keller appropriately once said, 
"Alone we can do so little; together we can do 
so much." How can we unite when the very 
conferences we attend to learn how to com- 
plete this mission cause us to further separate? 

Obviously, we are all entitled to our 
own opinions and I truly value our freedom 
of speech, but the Leadership Institute was 
not a fitting arena for such contentions to 
be unleashed. Finally, let us not pretend that 
we were all so connected after the keynote 


Ashley Bosiacki 
Criminal justice major 







"Marissa has established 
working relationships 
with both the adults and 
students on campus." 

Various Students 

Dear Echo & Fellow Students, 

We're writing this letter to urge 
you to vote for Marissa Tsaniff for ASCLU 
President. We've had the opportunity to expe- 
rience her leadership abilities in a multitude of 

Marissa's involvement is diverse, 
spanning campus-wide and beyond. She's 
befriended and worked with freshman through 
seniors, school administrators, community 
leaders and alumni. Marissa's involvement 
has fostered relationships with a large network 
of people integral to the successful operation 
of the school. 

Marissa has an intricate understanding of 
our student government and school adminis- 
tration. She's been involved in Senate for 
over 2 years. During this time, she lobbied 
for $ 1 7,000 of improvements to our library. 
In order to secure this funding, Marissa col- 
laborated with fellow student leaders and 
school administration. As a result, Marissa has 
established working relationships with both 
the adults and students on campus. Marissa's 
involvement in the Ambassador's Circle also 
cultivates her ties with community leaders. 

Additionally, Marissa has experience as 
a resident assistant and peer adviser. Both of 
these activities require a great amount of poise 
and social aptitude. These jobs have also given 
her extensive amounts of conflict resolution 
and peer relation training skills essential to a 
student body president. 

You might wonder why, with her intense 
involvement, you haven't seen Marissa around 
campus lately (hence the central (heme of her 
campaign "Where is Marissa?"). Currently, 
Marissa is spending the spring semester study- 
ing Asian history, economics and politics at 
Hong Kong Baptist University. She takes 
the same dedicated approach to her studies 

as she does her* leadership on campus. Her 
decision to study abroad exhibits her initiative 
and desire to become a global leader. We're 
excited to see how she applies the perspective 
she gains from the experience to her involve- 
ment here on campus. 

Marissa is a demonstrated leader, and 
we are confident of her abilities. Her passion 
for CLU is evidenced by her continued com- 
mitment to improving student life. We are 
proud to endorse Marissa Tsaniff for ASCLU 
President, and we urge you to contact h^r and 
see for yourself why she's the best candidate: 

AIM: WhereisMarissa 



Kristi Wolzmuth 

Communication Department Assistant, 

Chair, Student Food Advisory 


Alii Condra 

Senator, Resident Assistant 

Grace May 

Study Abroad Intern 

Meggie Graves 

Programs Board, Ambassador's Circle 

Kacey Brackney 

Senator, Ambassador's Circle 

Wsm ticnoi 

February 23, 2005 


The Echo 11 

Regals triumph against La Verne 

By Elizabeth Taube 
Staff Writer 

V-I-C-T-O-R-Y is what it was all about 
for the Reagal Basketball team last Friday 
night. The score at the end of the game 
against La Veme was 85-68. This important 
win put the Regals at 1 1 - 1 in SCIAC. 

"They are a great group of girls, and 
they deserve everything that they are get- 
ting," said Head Coach Kristy Hopkins. 

In the start of the first half the Regals 
and La Veme kept the score close. La Veme 
did an outstanding job putting their shots 
together and, by the end the first half. La 
Veme had the lead with a score of 35-33. 

The Regals turned it up a notch when 
they returned to the court for the second 
half. They were quick down the court and 
had exceptional defense, which made it hard 
for La Veme to score. 

"It is so important to work together and 
play as a team," said senior Brusta Brown. 

Whether they were on offense or 
defense the Regals dominated the court. 

Freshman Lauren Stroot, who was 
recently named the SCIAC Athlete of 
the Week, scored 17 points for the game. 
Senior Valerie Pina also aided the team with 
six assists. 

"The girls have really worked hard this 
season, this was one of the teams that we 
had to beat. We just need to keep this going 
into the playoffs," said assistant coach Rich 

With only one game remaining in their 
SCIAC competition, the team will soon go 
on to playoffs. 

The Regals play their final away 
SCIAC game against Caltech at 7:30 P.M. 
on February 2 1 . 

Valerie Pina, No. 22, waits for a shot past the La Verne defense during last week's game. 

Photograph by Craig Herrera 

This Week in Sports 


The Echo 


February 23, 2004 

She's Un-Brusta Believable 

Photograph by Casey Stanton 

Brusta Brown has been a leader for her team on and off the court. She hopes to travel more in the future. 

By Elizabeth Taube 
Staff Writer 

She's rare, and she's not afraid to be 
herself. You don't find that very common 

in most people," said senior Scott Barwick. 
Outgoing, fun, caring, and driven; these are 
words that most people used to describe 
Brusta Brown, a Senior at CLU. 

Brown grew up in Santa Clarita, with 
her parents, and two brothers. Among the 

many things that she enjoyed while grow- 
ing up, basketball was one of her passions. 
Some of her other hobbies include playing 
the piano, photography, reading and writ- 

Brown picked up basketball in eighth 

grade, and has been involved in the sport 
ever since. 

"1 hit a three pointer to win the game 
against Valencia high, said Brown." Of the 
many memories Brown has in her history 
of playing, the three pointer was one of her 

On the court Brown works hard at 
making sure everyone is playing together 
as a team. 

"It is so important having everyone 
on the same page," said Brown. This is 
Brown's third year playing for CLU. 

Brown also played on a club team 
while she studied abroad in France. One of 
her biggest challenges coming back from 
France was getting back into that niche with 
her teammates. 

"It's different coming back to this team 
after being gone for a year. They are like 
new players to me," said Brown. 

Brown studied abroad for the past year 
in France. She experienced an entirely dif- 
ferent way of living, and completely fell in 
love with the country. At first she kept to 
herself, and observed the way of life. Brown 
struggled at first trying to leam the language 
but soon enough sentences started falling 
into place. 

"I would encourage anyone who has the 
opportunity to go to another country. Don't 
be afraid to take a chance, and always have 
an open mind," said Brown. Brown talks of 
going back to France after her graduation in 

Off the court Brown enjoys spending 
time learning new things. Brown is very 
gifted academically and has maintained a 
high GPA all throughout her college career. 
Brown also enjoys spending quality time 
with her friends. 

"I haven't known Brusta all that long, 
but she is always fun to be around," said 
sophomore Julie Parker. 

Brown credits her mother for many of 
her accomplishments. 

"My mom is the bread winner. She was 
always the one encouraging me to pursue 
whatever it was that I wanted to do," said 

In the future, Brown hopes to travel to 
other countries and will continue trying new 
things. Until then, she will finish her degree 
in international studies in French. 




Volume 46 No. 16 

California Lutheran University 


Kevin Jussel elected as next 
ASCLU president 

See story page 3 

60 West Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 


Scandinavian Center promotes 
Nordic culture, art and traditions 

March 2, 2005 

See story page 5 


Water Polo makes a splash 
against CSU East Bay 

See story page 8 

Pinsky talks sex, rela tionships at Club Lu 

By Iver Meldah 
Ntws Editor 

CLU may be a Lutheran institution, but 
the discussion in the gymnasium last Friday 
night was anything but sacred. Dr. Drew 
Pinsky, addiction specialist and radio person- 
ality, fielded questions on sex, relationships, 
drugs and addiction, all with his characteristic 
dose of wit and humor. The Club Lu event 
attracted several hundred students, according 
to junior representative Valerie Vallejos. 

"We felt that we wanted to have a Club 
Lu that was more educational, but still enter- 
taining," Vallejos said. 

In the days preceding the event, students 
were encouraged to drop off potential ques- 
tions in the SUB. This was not to screen the 
questions, but to have some backups available. 
Vallejos said. 

"We were a little worried that students 
would be embarrassed." Vallejos said. We 
wanted to have them just in case." 

fhe questions were largely unused by 
students; Pinsky said during his talk that he 
prefers students' "real" inquiries. 

"I was really pleased," Vallejos said. "It 
went so much better than 1 expected. The vast 
majority of students were very happy." 

Pinsky began the discussion by detail- 
ing how he got started in radio. As a medical 
student at USC in the early '80s. Pinsky vol- 
unteered to answer sex, drug and relationship 
questions during a late-night time slot at then- 
unknown KROQ-FM. For years, Pinsky did 
the show pro-bono. simply because he consid- 
ered it a "service to the community." 

After going through several other candi- 
dates. Pinsky was paired with wisecracking 
comedian Adam Corolla, and the rest is show- 
biz history. The show evolved into "Loveline," 
a nationally syndicated radio program that 
quickly gained a large following among 
adolescents and young adults. In 1996, MTV 
turned "Loveline" into a television show, and 
the hosts reached new levels of popularity. 

Pinsky and Corolla recorded more than 
350 episodes for television, but in 2000 MTV 
declined to renew the show's contract. The 
hosts continued with the radio program, which 

n _. . . Photograph hv Cuscy Stanton 

Vr. Drew Fmsky answers student questions in he gymnasium during last Friday's Club Lu. Pinsky's career 
started while he was at medical school, when he volunteered to answer health-related questions on the air. 

still enjoys high ratings and large audiences. 

Pinsky then entertained questions from 
students, posing several of his own in the 
process. In response to one female student's 
query on male sexual instincts, Pinsky simply 
replied that, to men, "Sex is pizza — it's either 
screwed up or it's not." 

His point addressed popular women's 
magazines that constantly advocate a multi- 
tude of ways to "please your man." 

"Men are much simpler than that," 
Pinsky said. 

The doctor went on to state that men are 
healthier in monogamous and sustained rela- 
tionships, despite their biological tendencies. 

Another large portion of Pinsky's time 
went to discussing drugs, especially alcohol, 
and their effect on college students' sexual 
behavior. Pinsky delved into the biological 

and social science behind the "hook-up," 
asking why many young adults' sex lives 
revolve around irresponsible, unprotected and 
extremely intoxicated acts of happenstance. 

"It's some sort of mysterious physical 
thing that just happens," Pinsky said. He went 
on to lament what he sees as the breakdown 
of dating among college-aged adults, claiming 
that impulsiveness and narcissism have made 
building successful relationships much more 

"We've completely lost track of the pro- 
cess of dating." Pinsky said. "People spend 
more time investigating the car they buy than ■ 
the people they sleep with. It shouldn't be that 

Asked about his relationship with 
Corolla, Pinsky described his "Loveline" co- 
host as "abusive and aggressive," amid color- 

ful anecdotes on the caustic and sometimes 
abusive comedian. 

Students of both genders participated 
with Pinsky, who asked just as many ques- 
tions as he answered. 

One question, having little to do with 
bodily or emotional functions, was asked by 
senior Paul Benz. who inquired as to how 
much Pinsky was getting paid by CLU for the 
evening. Pinsky answered, "I don't know." 

According to Programs Board, Pinsky 
received approximately $9,000 for tile night, 
which included a Nelson Room reception fol- 
lowing the talk. 

Pinsky, who spent more than four hours 
on campus, said he was working for "less dian 
usual." He was back on the air Sunday night. 
"Loveline" airs on KROQ-FM and 
KJEE-FM, Sunday through Thursday. 

Parks receives honorary doctorate 

By Evan While 
Staff Wrjter 

„ 1 .. __. ,, r . , _ Photograph by Case> Stanton 

■So/oisf £nc Wright performs with the CLU Choir at the convocation 
honoring Rosa Parks with an honorary Doctorate. 

California Lutheran University pre- 
sented Rosa Parks with a Doctorate of Law, 
honoris causa, at a convocation ceremony at 
Samuelson Chapel last Wednesday. 

"She taught equality and love in every- 
thing she did," said Agnes McClain, Rosa 
Parks's cousin and current Assistant to the 
Bishop for the Southwest California Synod 
of the ELCA. 

The ceremony began with an academic 
procession of the faculty in full academic 
dress, led by Faculty Marshals Dr. Sig 
Schwartz and Dr. Michael Wiley. Masters and 
doctoral gowns filled the chapel with a sea of 

colors from all fields of study. 

Senior Stephanie Porter, a political sci- 
ence major, gave a tribute to Rosa Parks, fol- 
lowed by the invocation by university Pastor 
Melissa Maxwell-Doherty. 

President Luther Luedtke gave the wel- 
come and introduction; Juanita Pryor Hall. 
Director of Multicultural and International 
Programs, presented the candidate. 

"For her unfailing commitment to civil 
rights and social justice." Luedtke presented 
the honorary degree, which was accepted by 

"I am truly humbled." McClain said, "On 
behalf of Rosa Louise Parks, she thanks you 
for this honor." 

Please see PARKS, p. 3 

2 The Echo 



march 2 

Harmony Week 

FAFSA filing deadline for priority 

University Chapel - Rev. Susan Wolfe 

10:10 a.m. 

GSA - Movie and Bi-Scream Social 

Mogen Lounge 
7 p.m. 

Common Ground 

Chapel Narthex 
9:11 p.m. 


march 3 

Harmony Week 

Golf vs. Caltech 
Sterling Hills 
12:30 p.m. 

Men 's Tennis vs. Mary Washington 

Tennis courts 

This week, at your school: 

Grad Quest - Education and Psychology 

Graduate Center - Ventura 
4:30 p.m. 

Study Abroad Info Session - Summer 

Nelson 101 
7 p.m. 

GSA - Queer Factor Fear Factor 

7 p.m. 

IM Indoor Soccer Championship Game 


9 p.m. 

The NEED - Miggs 


10 p.m. 


march 4 

Harmony Week 

GSA -The Art Word 

9 a.m. 

Baseball vs. Pomona Pitzer 

Amgen field 
2:30 p.m. 

Club Lu - Mr. Kingsmen Contest 

Preus-Brandt Forum 
9 p.m. 


march 5 

Spring Service Day 

Men 's Tennis vs. La Verne 

Tennis courts 
9:30 a.m. 

Men 's Tennis vs. Westmont 

Tennis courts 
2 p.m. 


march 6 

Intramural Softball 

Gibello Field 
10 a.m. 

University Symphony Concert 

2 p.m. 

Lord of Life Worship Service 


6:15 p.m. 

The Gay Men s Chorus of Los Angeles 
Chapel . 

8 p.m. 

Intramural Basketball 

9 p.m. 

March 2. 2005 


march 7 

Presidental Host Applications Availale 

Undergraduate Admissions Office 
12 a.m. 

Women's Tennis vs. Washington (MO) 

Tennis court 
2 p.m. 

ASCLU-G Senate Meeting 

Nygreen I 
5:15 p.m. 

ASCLU-G Programs Board Meeting 

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March 2, 2005 


Phonathon dials up more dollars 

The Echo 3 

By Elizabeth Taube 
Staff Writer 

Students gathered in the alumni office 
to participate in the annual Phonathon once 
again. The Phonathon is part of the Annual 
Funds Program designed to raise money for 
the university; 

Students take over the phones in the eve- 
ning hours to call alumni, parents, family and 
friends of CLU. 

The program started to increase participa- 
tion within the alumni, and to help bridge the 
gap between what students pay and what it 
actually costs to attend CLU. The program 
also helps meet budget goals. Those contribu- 
tions are what help keep the classrooms small 
and the equipment up to date. 

"It's, fun for me to interact with the stu- 
dents; they are so enthusiastic on the phone." 
said Michelle Spurgeon, director of the Annual 

Students make calls for approximately 

three hours per night Sunday through 
Thursday nights. The calls to the East Coast 
are made first to ensure that no late night calls 
interrupt possible contributors. 

Most contributors are happy to receive 
calls from the students and like to hear a little 
about them and what their major is. There are 
the few that are don't appreciate the call and 
only view the program as a means of telemar- 
keting. However, this is not entirely the case. 

When students do encounter these types 
of phone calls they have been trained to 

"I have had my share of 
people who get irate with 
me for calling them, but 
for the most part people 
are genuinely nice." 

Maya Spamer 

respectfully end the call and remove the person 
from the calling list. 

"I have had my share of people who get 
irate with me for calling them about the annual 
fund, but for the most part people are genu- 
inely nice," said senior Maya Spamer. 

Although they have been trained to 
handle these calls, there are a few that consider 
them a personal attack. 

"I have had those calls where the person 
on the other line yells at you for calling, and it 
has even brought me to tears," senior Madeline 
Stacy said. 

During the time the Phonathon has been 
generating donations, it has often exceeded 

"It amazes me how well the students do 
each year, their hard work definitely pays off," 
Spurgeon said. 

Each year the Phonathon brings in thou- 
sands of dollars, and this year hopes to yield 
the same results. The Phonathon is in full 
swing and will continue through March 1 7. 

Parks' cousin accepts degree 

Continued from page 1 

McClain has been a member of the 
Southwest California Synod office of the 
Evangelical Church since 1989. McClain 
serves as chair of the ELCA's Commission for 
Women Steering Committee. 

The CLU Choir filled the room with a 
fitting "This Little Light of Mine," highlighted 
by soloists Michael Falcone and Eric Wright. 

"Rosa Parks let her light shine when 
she stood up for what was right," said junior 
Allison Eagans who had a solo in the choir's 
anthem "Shout Glory." 

"After this event, many people called 
Rosa Parks the mother of the civil rights 
movement, but I call her the mother of getting 
people to recognize that when social wrong is 
anywhere, it is everyone's responsibility to do 
the right," said Reverend James Lawson, who 
was called "the greatest teacher of nonviolence 
in America" by Martin Luther King, Jr. 

Reverend James Lawson is one of the 

most distinguished leaders of the North 
American Civil Rights Movement. Deeply 
influenced by the teachings of Mohandas 
Gandhi, Lawson spent three years working 
in India after spending a year in U.S. federal 
prison for refusing to be drafted during the 
Korean War. 

Lawson has served as a pastor in 
Nashville and Memphis, Tenn., as well as the 
parish pastor for Holman United Methodist 
Church, where he retired in 2002. 

Despite his retirement, Lawson said in 
his address that there is "still much work to 

"This tired and weary 
seamstress changed the 
face of our lives and the 
environment in which we 

Rev. James Lawson 

be done." 

During the Civil Rights Movement of the 
1960s Lawson was a leader for the Student 
Nonviolent Coordinating Committee and 
later the president of the Southern Christian 
Leadership Conference. 

"The law is the law, and you are under 
arrest," Lawson said, quoting a Montgomery 
police officer who booked Parks. 

In 1955, Parks was employed as a seam- 
stress in Montgomery, Ala. After watching a 
young woman named Mary Louis Smith get 
arrested for not giving up her seat and moving 
behind the "For Colored" sign on a bus, she 
too decided she would too take a stand and 
defy the law. 

"This tired and weary seamstress changed 
the face of our lives and the environment in 
which we live," said Lawson, "God knew her 
name, and she prevailed in the minds of the 

"My favorite part of the ceremony was 
Rosa Parks' cousin's speech; it was very 
humble and grateful," said Eagans. 

Jussel defeats Scott 
for ASCLU President 

By Dana Patterson 
Staff Writer 

After several weeks of contentious cam- 
paigning, sophomore Kevin Jussel outlasted 
junior Loren Scott to become the next ASCLU 
President-elect. The results came after a final 
push by all candidates to get their messages 
out and to energize potential voters. 

"It was really competitive, especially 
toward the end, and it was an awesome spec- 
tacle of an election here at CLU," Jussel said. 
"1 have been an ASCLU Senator for the past 
two years, and I was ready and eager to step up 
my involvement with ASCLU." 

Jussel's victory was announced shortly 
after the polls closed last Friday. ASCLU 
election guidelines require a majority decision 
to win an executive cabinet seat, requiring 
a second, "runoff' election. The initial vote 
included juniors Marissa Tsaniff and Valerie 
Vallejos; only Jussel and Scott generated the 
votes necessary to enter the subsequent one- 
day runoff vote. 

After the final ballot was counted. Jussel's 
victory was clear and decisive. The sophomore 
captured 278 votes, or 63 percent of the total. 
Scott totaled 1 67 votes, or 37 percent. 

"I didn't have enough support from 
ASCLU to win," Scott said. A lot of people 
know my character, know what I stand for, but 
it wasn't enough." 

When Jussel takes office on May I, he 
will be the first junior ASCLU president in 
10 years. He has outlined an ambitious plan 
for his term. 

"I want to address projects that have 
been discussed but haven't received a lot of 
attention. I also want to, with the help of other 
Executive Cabinet members, create the most 
productive environment for both the Senate 
and Programs Board." 

In addition to the presidential race, other 
ASCLU executive cabinet positions were 
decided last week. Sarah Gray captured 72 
percent of the vote to beat out Autumn Malloy 
for Senate Director and Kirsten Madsen ran 
unopposed for Programs Board Director. 

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March 2, 2005 

Club seeks new members, leaders 

By Kelly Barnett 
Staff Writer 

The Collegiate Chapter of the American 
Marketing Association at California Lutheran 
University is part of a professional, national 

The chapter promotes student interest in 
marketing and better acquaints students with 
marketing practices and opportunities in a 
global context. 

"The CLU AMA chapter has national 
status and global reach." academic adviser, 
Dr. Erika Schlomer-Fischer said. "Therefore, 
members have access to resources at a global 

The chapter also assists student network- 
ing with marketing practitioners, potential 
employers, marketing faculty and each other. 

"It is a professional club," Schlomer- 
Fischer said. "Accordingly, the meetings, 
events and activities center around professional 
development and community involvement." 

The American Marketing Association is 
one of the largest professional associations for 
marketers. It has 38.000 members worldwide 
in every area of marketing. 

The AMA has been the leading source for 
knowledge sharing, information and develop- 
ment in the marketing profession for over six 

"The CLU AMA chapter offers its mem- 

bers opportunities for leadership experience, 
networking and professional development," 
Schlomer-Fischer said. 

"It also offers access to valuable profes- 
sional resources like regional professional 
chapters, periodicals, seminars and secondary 

"Once a student graduates, he or she will 
find the cost of [annual] membership climbs 
from approximately $45.00. which includes 
eight issues of Marketing News, to nearly 
$350.00 in the Southern California region." 

The group began as the Marketing Club 
and in 2003 turned into the Collegiate Chapter 
of the AMA at CLU. There are currently five 

"We are looking for strong, motivated 
people to join." senior and president of the 
CLU AMA chapter, Lisa Marie Parker said. 

Parker said that this semester the group 
is focusing on campaigning to the Adult 
Education Program. 

However, she says that any student 
majoring in business or communication with 
an emphasis in marketing or advertising and 
public relations should join. 

"Membership in the CLU AMA chapter 
is a great opportunity to show and develop 
leadership skills." Parker said. 

Parker said that membership also looks 
good on a resume or job application. 

"Being a member doesn't go unnoticed," 
Parker said. "Employers know AMA because 

it is a nationally recognized organization." 

The majority of the members are seniors 
that will graduate in May. For this reason. 
Parker said it is important that new students get 
involved and apply to hold officer positions. 

When tiie current members graduate, the 
positions of president executive vice president, 
vice president of careers and placement, vice 

"Membership in the CLU 
AMA chapter is a great 
opporunity to show 
and develop leadership 

Lisa Marie Parker 
President, AMA 

president of membership and vice president of 
communication will be open, Parker said. 

"As president, my main job is to initiate 
communication between members," Parker 

The group meets about twice a month. 
Meetings often include a professional guest 
speaker in the marketing field who talks to the 
members about a career in marketing. 

Parker said that the CLU AMA chapter 
offers a more professional application of 
marketing practices and information beyond 
what students receive in their undergraduate 


There are regional conferences that the 
group can attend periodically. The AMA also 
holds an International Collegiate Conference 
which brings together over 1 .000 students and 
their faculty advisers for three days of learning 
and networking. 

There, students leam about career paths 
within the marketing field from representatives 
from top companies. 

They also have the opportunity to gain 
professional experience by presenting sessions 
on chapter management. 

"It is worth the time for students who 
want to take advantage of the opportunity of 
being a member of a professional and national 
association," Parker said. 

Look for the chapter's next meeting to be 
posted in The Echo. Students who are inter- 
ested should attend the meeting and fill out an 
AMA application. 

There will also be applications for officer 
positions. Starting annual fees are $35. More 
information can be obtained by contacting Lisa 
Parker,; Randall 
Donohue,; or Erika 

The AMA Website. at, also offers valu- 
able resources to assist in publications, prac- 
tices, studies, webcasts and different marketing 
jobs. Also available on the site is a free news- 
letter offering information and tips. 

Local band fails to entertain, lacks spirit, innovation 

By Casey Stanton 
Staff Writer 

Miggs, a San Francisco-based band, has 
defined commercial pop in their sophomore 
record titled "Insomnia." 

Their lack of musical innovation is proof 
that acid has run dry in San Francisco, a city 
where this mind-altering drug first gained 

Hailing from the city that has stirred the 
artistic efforts of many talents including the 
Grateful Dead and Green Day, Jack Kerouac 
and Robert Frost, Miggs has disregarded their 
Bay area predecessors by choosing to cross- 
pollinate Matchbox 20 with late '90s Canadian 
bubblegum pop. 

To Miggs' credit, they have a radio-ready 
sound. Furthermore, they reference musical 

phrases coined by contemporary acts such as 
the Dave Matthews Band and Alicia Keys. 

Yet, big name producer Gavin MacKiltop 
(Goo Goo Dolls, Barenaked Ladies and 
Sugarcult) fails to deliver Miggs a sound of 
their own, and, in so doing, manufactures an 
unimaginative CD, tolerable only for its prac- 
ticality as a beer coaster. 

The only redeeming quality of 
"Insomnia" is in the opening riffs, which are, 
at times, catchy or exciting. 

However, lead vocalist Don Miggs' 
vacant lyrics and timid approach, while emu- 
lating the vocalization of a gutless Kurt Cobain 
or an emotionless Rob Thomas is consistently 
a let down. This allows each track to slip into 
an anticlimactic bore. 

Think LIVE with out quality. Miggs will 
be performing at The Need this Thursday. 

MiGGS,from left: Don Miggs, Mark Baker, John Carta, Jason Gianni 

Campus Quotes 

Diana Moland, English, 2005 

"Mine is Dr. Perry because she is very 
knowledgable and a great person." 

Cecil Kridner, psychology, 2005 

"Dr. Morton because of his dedication 
and committment to the choir." 

Jenny Andrews, multimedia, 2008 

"Mine is Dr. Pryor because she doesn't 
lecture and she makes the students 
think critically." 

Dan Ham, history, 2005 

"Dr. Reeves because she is very chal- 
lenging and inspiring." 

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Duo aims to entertain, connect 

The Echo 5 

By Nancy Scrofano 
Staff Writer 

Throughout music history, there have 
been many successful duos. Remember Sonny 
and Cher, Donny and Mane, and Simon and 
Garfunkel? Well, the contemporary alternative 
rock duo Tracy Howe and Aaron Slrumpe! 
make up The Restoration Project, which per- 
formed at The Need on Feb. 24. 

The Restoration Project has played at 
over 100 universities. In addition, they have 
entertained at prisons, inner city shelters and 
drug rehab centers. 

Since they are a non-profit band, they rely 
on offerings and gifts to be able to tour. They 
have been outside of the United States, and 
performed in Latin America. 

Thursday night's performance was The 
Restoration Project's return to CLU. They per- 
formed many songs including those from their 
new album called "Sobering," which was the 
title track. Other tracks included "Unspeakable 
Words," "Goodbye Georgia" and "Jerusalem." 
Their music is inspirational and the lyrics 
reflect their beliefs. 

Between songs, Howe spoke about her 
life journey and referred to the Bible as she 
introduced the songs. Howe said that half of 
the new album is written and sung by her and 
the other half is written and sung by Strumpel. 
Both artists play acoustic and electric guitar. 

The Restoration Project began perform- 
ing to a small group at The Need, which grew 
to a larger crowd. The low lighting and candles 
set the mood for their show. 

Howe and Strumpel demonstrated their 
guitar skills in each song. It is apparent that 
they truly feel and believe in the messages that 
they are sharing. Howe and Strumpel seemed 

Photograph courtesy of 

The Restoration Project, from left: Aaron Strumpel, Tracy Howe. 
The duo has travelled all over the world, some concert sites including 
Bolivia, and has had over 400 shows. 

to connect with the audience. 

Their method of revealing their back- 
ground and their messages between songs and 
in their lyrics was positive and helped establish 
an understanding of what they want to accom- 
plish through music. 

Howe and Strumpel showed their per- 

sonalities through their music and by talking 
with the audience. Howe was more outspoken 
while Strumpel was subdued and reflective. 

The Restoration Project's music is a 
combination of folk, rock and jazz. The duo's 
voices are unique and easy to listen to and are 
enjoyable together. Cntics have taken notice 

of The Restoration Project and their distinct 

"In a world of music that is polished too 
much and lyrics that are thought about too 
little, it's good to hear these truly interesting 
songs recorded in a way that preserves all the 
fragility and spontaneity of the artists' true per- 
formance," Tim Thornton of Riff Magazine 
said. Their raw sound has been developed 
throughout the years. 

Tracy Howe is originally from Boulder. 
Colo., and began wnting music at the age of 
12. In college she studied religion and music 
composition. Howe recorded two albums at 
that time in a basement studio. 

She began louring after college not to 
become famous, but to connect with people. 
She describes her musical journey as a pursuit 
of people to fomi relationships. She enjoys 
making friendships with people along the way 
and giving hope to those in need. 

Aaron Strumpel is from Iowa and relo- 
cated to Boulder, Colo. He has a background 
in jazz trumpet. 

His jazz influences are essential to the 
sound of The Restoration Project. Like Howe, 
he also studied music in college. 

The Restoration Project is currently on 
tour through April. They have iwo albums 
available online and at their shows called "So 
Much Beautiful" and "Sobering." 

"So Much Beautiful" is a live recording, 
which was released in 2003. "Sobenng" was 
released in 2004 and is considered more alter- 
native rock than folk music. 

Howe has two of her own albums called 
"Jerusalem" and "Long Time Gone." Those 
are also available. 

Visit to 
purchase their merchandise and learn more 
about this duo. 

Center aids students, community 

By Melissa Shoshahi 
Staff Writer 

Scandinavian roots founded California 
Lutheran University many years ago. 
Scandinavia includes the countries of 
Denmark, Finland, Norway, Sweden and 

When two organizations approached the 
school and said there needed to be a program 
to keep the heritage of the culture alive, the 
Scandinavian Center was bom. 

Today, on the comer of Faculty and 
Mount Clef Blvd., stands the Scandinavian 
Center, open to the campus, as well as, the 

The center is a part of the Scandinavian 
American Cultural and Historical Foundation, 
Inc., which is a non-profit organization. First 
referred to as the Scandinavian Cultural 
Center, it began over 20 years ago in the 
Pearson Library. 

With the limited use of space in the 
library, the university president offered 
SACHF the use of the house. The center has a 
large collection of books and artifacts that all 
relate to the culture of Scandinavia. 

They also offer workshops thai relate to 
Scandinavian descent, like wood carving. 

They also have activities and special 
events including the annual Scandinavian 
Festival as well and the Centennial of 
Norwegian Independence in 1905, which was 
held last week. 

The director of the Scandinavian Center, 
Richard E. Londgren, and his wife Anita 
Hillesl Londgren, is the program coordinator 
of the center and a member of SACHF. 

The Scandinavian Center has four main 

It is used as a museum of Scandinavian 

artifacts. Second, there is a large library sec- 

They also offer genealogy services, 
which can help people find their family his- 
tory, regardless of descent. 

The last function is a combination of pro- 
grams and activities, including weekly events 
such as brown bag lunches and movie nights. 
"We want to focus on contemporary 
Scandinavia, and we do that through our pro- 
grams and activities," Londgren said. 

There is an oral history collection in the 
library of tapes and compact discs, which are 
interviews of people who have immigrated 
from Scandinavian countnes. 

One future project for the center is to 
transfer the messages from the compact discs 
into a book. 

"We want to help people learn about the 
center and what it has to offer, both in terms 
of historical and contemporary Scandinavia. 
We preserve and promote the heritage of 
Scandinavian Americans," Londgren said. 

The center continues to receive donations 
of historical items. Just recently, the family of 
Dr. Raymond Olsen, former president of CLU, 
donated a pump organ. 

The center also offers weekly language 
classes for children and adults, and translation 

"We wanted to give our daughters an 
opportunity to learn about their Swedish heri- 
tage, and we were thnlled to find this class for 
kids. It's such a wonderful opportunity in our 
community," Amanda Berg said. 

R. Londgren mentions that the center is 
open for the whole community and school. It 
doesn't matter what ethnic background, the 
center is open to everyone. 

Its main goal is to bnng people closer to 
their culture. 

"In moving from Washington State to 
California, we learned that there are approxi- 

"We want to instill pride 
among Scandinavian 
Americans about what 
contributions have been 

Richard E. Londgren 
Director, Scandinavian Center 

mately one and a half million people with 
Scandinavian roots, and they might be a mix- 
ture of Scandinavian with other ethnic mixes. 

"Our challenge is to reach people with 
this mixed heritage," Londgren said. 

Londgren also discusses that the center 

wants to continue to offer its services, activi- 
ties and programs with the goal of reaching out 
to Scandinavian Americans and influencing 
them through their heritage and culture. 

The center wants lo inspire contemporary 
Scandinavian Americans, in the business world 
or entertainment world, as well. For example, 
Sweden's Dr. Rune Elmquist invented the first 
implanted Heart Pacemaker. 

"We want to instill pride among 
Scandinavian Americans about what contribu- 
tions have been made," Londgren said. 

The Scandinavian Center hopes to have 
the Scandinavian American community more 
aware of their heritage and culture. 

They also aspire to influence and teach 
people of all descent about their background 
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March 30 

By Brett Rowland 
Editor in Chief 

In a recent op-ed column published in 
the Seattle Post- Intelligencer, David Pfeifle 
suggested an experiment that would make our 
revolutionary forefather's cry of "No taxation 
without representation" a reality for modem 
Americans. Pfeifle suggests that a new section 
be added to the standard W4 form that would 
allow every American to choose how he or she 
would like his or her tax money to be spent by 
the government. He puts it this way, "Do you 
want to spend your money on social programs, 
the environment, defense or paying down the 
national debt? It's your choice. You would 
designate what percentage of your taxes goes 
to what you value most; it's that simple. Talk 
about direct democracy!" 

Certainly this is an improbable and 
impractical experiment, but interesting 
nonetheless. How would our government 

look after five years of this choose-where- 
your-money-goes experiment? Would our 
children be served caviar on fine china in 
the school cafeteria? Would Ivy League edu- 
cated teachers leach them to read and write? 
Would young corporals be driving around in 
brand new Ferraris? Would all Americans be 
provided with free health care? Would DNA 
taken from Jerry Garcia's corpse be used to 
create a clone? Would the infant mortality rate 
decline steadily? Would our prisons be torn 
down and replaced with libraries? Would the 
air we breathe be cleaner? I don't know. 

A brief look back at the last decade or so 
may help present a clearer picture of how this 
type of direct democracy (or "taxation with 
representation") could work in the future. 

Take, for instance, the Tndent submarine. 
This submarine, first deployed in 1981 dunng 
the Cold War, is capable of firing 24 long-range 
nuclear missiles. Except in case of nuclear war, 
this SI. 5 billion submarine is worthless. The 
United States currently possesses 1 8 of these 
deadly ships. In case of nuclear war, this $27 
-billion fleet of nuclear submarines can only do 
one thing: launch more nuclear weapons and 
contribute to the death of millions more civil- 
ians and militants. 

If Americans had the choice, would they 
have continued this program after the dissolu- 
tion of the Soviet Union and the end of the 

Cold War? Consider this: preeminent historian 
Howard Zinn has noted that the cost of a single 
Trident submarine could have been enough to 
"finance a five-year program of child immuni- 
zation around the world against deadly diseas- 
es, and prevent five million deaths." My guess 
is that very few of the 43.6 million Americans 
without health insurance in 2003 would have 
allocated their precious tax dollars to pay for 
nuclear submarines. 

But, alas, as my good friend and col- 
league, Iver Meldahl, is quick to point out: 
this is all a pipe dream. It will not ever happen. 
And even if it did, such a radical disruption of 
the current power balance that would undeni- 
ably accompany such a change would end 
up doing more harm than good. Despite the 
sobering realism of Mr. Meldahl, I would like 
to think that someday a smart and honest poli- 
tician would come along and change things for 
the better. 

Perhaps, we are all doomed if our only 
recourse for a better Amenca lies in the hands 
of politicians. The words of Henry Louis 
Mencken are as true today as when they were 
first written, "A professional politician is a 
professionally dishonorable man. In order to 
get anywhere near high office he has to make 
so many compromises and submit to so many 
humiliations that he becomes indistinguishable 
from a streetwalker." 

Boorish tales from the decompression chamber 

By Davey Kimsey 
Opinion Editor 

Editor 's Note; After a bizarre SCUBA diving 
accident involving mules, Mr, Kimsey wrote (he 
following story while recovering fivm a severe 
case of the bends inside a decompression cham- 
ber near Big Sur, Calif. Although he is expected 
to recover fully, Kimsey insisted vehemently that 
the following be printed in its entirety without 

"Did you know that Drain-O comes in differ- 
ent colors? You think that means they're different 
flavors?" I said to my pet echidna "Knuckles," as 
we were finger painting on dry erase boards in the 
chicken coups. "All I can see is the color number 
fife," he/she replied Before I could correct its 
misspelling and misplacement of numbers in dic- 
tation, ray boss somersaulted in, "Davey." 

"How do you know my language?" n 

"You meant to say, 'what are you doing here,' 
right?" he said 
v/Right...Whatdid I say?" 

"Don't worry about it I found you due to 
our recent discovery of CLU's 'Tun-detector," the 
tool used by die Welcome Center for discovering 
where there might be an inkling of a possibility of 
a chance of having fun not celebrated universally 

"Finger painting the dry erase boards isn't 
Lutheran fun?" 

"Certainly not! I need you to get straight on 
this case, and since the spiritual embodiment of 
CLU lives under your bed, I thought you might be 
able to interview it." 

"Under my bed? That would explain the 
whisperings about my future being doomed when 
I sleep." 

"The world and its band members are count- 
ing on you, Davey," my boss said as he somer- 
saulted out the window. 

And off to my bed I cart-wheeled It took a 
while to swipe away all the dirty clothes and candy 
corpses, but alas I found it, the spiritual embodi- 
ment of CLU. 

Do you know how to drive a tank? 

"Yes, but I think you meant to ask, 'what are 
you doing here'" I replied 

Right... What did I say? 

"Don't worry about it, I'm here to ask you 
what the money victims-I mean student body 
really want to know." I said 

Depends, how much money do you fiave? 

"Fife dollars, but ifs fn blood money." 

Doesn 't matter, put it in the incinerator, I love 
watching money burn. 

"Alright, there you go. Is it true that your 
acronym really stands for Confederation of lies 
University? And that the Welcome Center is a 
euphemism for population control headquarters''" 

Enough questions, I am tired. 

"Fine, we'll talk about the fun-detector." 


"It's used for the frequent room searches by 
^Jhe Gestap.J mean Residential Assistants and last 
minute program cancellations, I know this." 

^Hy/ Davey, all non-Lutheran fun comes 
with risli&liiai I don 't think 18 to 25 year-olds are 
ready to experience so far awayfmm mommy and 
daddy. So when the fun is too high, the risk is too 
high, said COL 

Fortunately, about this time an old friend of 
mine visited through" a wormhole in space and 

"Socrates! What's happening buddy?" I said 

"Chillm' , 1 brought the grenade of justice and 
an antidote for being French. Wanna play Madden 
football?" Socrates replied. 

"Not now, the spiritual embodiment of CLU 
lives under my bed." I said. 

Hey. areiflyou that one philosopher guy? 

"Cnkeyl I thought CLU was only an abhor- 
rent urban legend! Grenade of justice, I choose 
you!" .said Socrates. 

Shortly after pulling the pin and tossing it 
under the bed, a shining light could have been 
seen emanating, brilliantly colored wild flowers 
grew rampantly from it. Socrates was relieved 
"Whew. Fifeth time this week I had to use that." 

"Don't you mean 'Fifth time?'" I asked. 

"Right ...What did I say?" 

Brett Rowland & Moriah Harris- 

Iver Meldahl 

Moriah Harris-Rodger 



Sarah Wagner 

Chris Meierding 

Justin Campbell 

Brett Rowland 

Moriah Harris-Rodger 

Rachel Pensack-Rinehart 


Jessica Tibbitts 

Alex Scoble 



David Kimsey 

Dr. Russell Stockard 

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March 2, 2005 


The Echo 7 

Heroes at home need respect 

By Jaime Stachler 
Staff Writer 

As of Feb. 25. 1,480 soldiers have been 
killed while fighting the Iraqi war, accord- 
ing to the Department of Defense official 
Website. Those 1,480 members of the military 
that died fighting in the name of our country 
were performing duties that protect the United 
States. These men and women are all heroes, 
along with the remaining thousands of U.S. 
soldiers that continue to fight in the Middle 
East today. 

There is also another set of heroes 
involved in this war. Not the ones giving the 
orders or completing the missions, but another 
group all their own. A group of heroes that are 
not recognized nor blamed in this war, yet they 
deserve ultimate respect. 

These are the heroes that live with the 
war everyday from their homes in the United 
States. They live the war because it is what 
they sleep, eat and breathe everyday through 
the continuous thoughts and prayers for their 
loved ones fighting as heroes in the Middle 
East. They are heroes too. They are the people 
with friends, neighbors and family in the Iraqi 
war that do their duty as part of the military. 

They are the individuals who lose sleep 
over the war, cry when a news special crosses 
the television screen and cannot begin the day 
without checking the casualty lists to make 
sure that one of the 1 ,48 1 soldiers is not their 
friend, brother or husband. They are heroes 

They are the ones that write about the war 
everyday, in journals, letters and e-mails. 

They are the people wearing the good- 
luck necklaces, guardian angels and heavy 

They are the heroes that become out- 
raged when they read political cartoons,, anti- 
war articles and anti-Bush commentaries in 
newspapers. They are the people that deserve 
respect until their unease is over and their 
friends are home. They are heroes too. They 
deserve an apology. 

No matter what pro-war or anti-war side 
taken, all that is asked is that a certain respect 
is made for those who are war-tom. 

This is not a two-sided fight for or against 
war, but instead, it is an acknowledgment 
of a middle party that happens to be one of 
the closest involved. Be conscious^f who is 
affected by the war commentary that is made, 
whether it be in the classroom, newspaper or 
a cartoon. 

No one is asking for everyone to speak 
positively or negatively about the war, but 
rather to be aware of how certain comments 
may make others feel. Everyone has a different 
perspective with an entire set of reasoning that 

"Everyone has a different 
perspective with an en- 
tire set of reasoning that 
supports their own point 
of view." 

Jaime Stachler 

supports their own point of view. But, during 
such a fragile time, when such a large number 
of people are involved, it would be preferable 
if all those spending their breath to attack the 
war would take into consideration those peo- 
ple that carry the war with them every second 
of every day. 

It is not necessary to stop talking about 
the topic, but only to be conscious and under- 
standing of everyone that is involved in the 

Concerns grow for HIV epidemic 

By Holly Wilson 
Guest Columnist 

Some people would not consider the 
global HIV/AIDS epidemic to be a human 
rights issue because the transmission of the 
viruses can be linked to conscious bad deci- 
sions concerning unprotected sex. In some 
cases that could be the truth, but in many 
places the HIV/AIDS viruses are being 
spread at devastating rates due to inadequate 
education about sexually transmitted dis- 
eases, a shortage of condoms provided by 
countries and even governmental restrictions 
on condom distribution. 

Under President Bush's administration, 
the United States' efforts to provide compre- 
hensive sex education to underpriviledged 
countries has been undermined by the switch 
to abstinence-only programs. Concerned with 
morality rather than safety, these programs do 
not effectively educate people on using con- 
doms to stop the spread of HIV/AIDS and, in 
many cases, are misleading about the effec- 
tiveness of condoms. 

The Feminist Daily News reported two 
weeks ago that "the Bush administration 
has withdrawn $34 million annually since 
July 2002 for the United Nations Population 
Fund, an international organization that has 
been providing contraceptives and reproduc- 
tive health services to the poorest people in 
the developing world that are at the highest 

"Without adequate com- 
dom distribution the 
HIV/AIDS virus will keep 
spreading like wildfire 
throughout the world." 

Holly Wilson 

risk of contracting HIV/AIDS." This is a 
backward step in fighting the condom short- 
age that is prevalent in third world countries. 
Leaders in the World Health Organization 
report that only 6 to 9 billion condoms are 
annually distributed worldwide, which falls 
short of the 24 billion that are needed. Men 

in sub-Saharan Africa receive on average less 
than 5 condoms per year. Bush and other reli- 
gious conservatives fear that condom educa- 
tion will promote promiscuity or birth control, 
but their real fear should be the deaths of mil- 
lions more who will contract the HIV/AIDS 
viruses without proper protection. 

In countries like the Philippines where 
the majority of the population is Catholic, the 
close ties to the Vatican worsen the situation 
by advertising misbeliefs about condoms. 
Cardinal Alfonso Lopez Trujillo made a state- 
ment in 2003 that claimed that the AIDS virus 
is small enough to get through microscopic 
holes formed by the "net" of the condom. 

Luckily the governments of some coun- 
tries have fought this misconception through 
actions like Brazil's public service messages 
that promote the statement "nothing gets 
through a condom." 

Other governments, however, have been 
just as much of an obstacle in the fight for 
safe sex through laws banning the distribu- 

for God's 

By Kim Allen 

An Atheist who had never been to 
church his entire life, came to church one 
day. He described what led him in his desire 
to go. He said. "All die blessings in my life 
couldn't have just occurred on their own. I 
went to church because I wanted to find out 
who I should thank." 

This anonymous story, told by Pastor 
Francis Chan of Cornerstone Community 
Church, stands out gravely in my heart 
because it was so similar to my experience. 
For a long time there was no desire to leam 
about God or understand His character but 
sometimes we look at our lives and the 
things around us and we just want to know 
who to thank for all these things we could 
not create on our own. 

Blessings are not for us. They are for 
Him. I hear all the time, "I am blessed," 
which can be true, but you are blessed to be 
a blessing to others. To Christian Americans 
a "blessing" has become for most anyone, 
just something "good" that has happened 
to Ihem. The most important thing we can 

"God means for us to do 
more than stand outside 
[His blessings] and ad- 
mire them for what they 

tion of condoms. In countries like India and 
Bangladesh where sodomy and prostitution 
are illegal, police officers harass HPV/AIDS 
educators because they distribute condoms to 
men who have sex with men and to sex work- 
ers, claiming that the educators therefore are 
assisting in their crimes. 

These concerns pale in the light of the 
real issue here - without adequate condom 
distribution the HIV/AIDS virus will keep 
spreading like wildfire throughout the world. 
Sex is a basic human instinct, and not even 
the noblest of causes can stop everyone from 
having sex. What we can do is stop them 
from contracting a deadly virus. 

These people have the right to protect 
themselves, and our country needs to be part 
of a global solution to stop the transmission 

Visit the Human Rights Watch webpage 
at to leam more about the HIV/ 
AIDS situation and to find out about ways to 
be a part of the solution. 

Kim Allen 

do as Christians is to help remove the crust 
of what others perceive Jesus to be. The 
blessings that come from God, such as His 
gift of grace that we cannot earn and do not 
deserve, was not for us to have a ticket to 
heaven. It was so mat His blessing of salva- 
tion would be manifested in our lives and 
shared with others. 

From the book "Don't Waste Your 
Life" by John Piper, he states, "the sun- 
beams of blessing in our lives are bright 
in and of themselves. They also give light 
to the ground where we walk. But there is 
a higher purpose for these blessings. God 
means for us to do more than stand outside 
them and admire them for what they are. 
Even more, he means for us to walk into 
them and see the sun from which they 

Blessings are a way God shows love 
toward us, but it is for His glory that we 
acknowledge Him. 

There is a meaning and purpose in our 
lives that inevitably leads back to the One 
who gave us life from die beginning. The 
plan is to continue not wasting precious 
time believing that we were given this 
grace so .that we would not have to suffer 
for eternity. 

It was so that He, who is loving and 
just, would be known throughout the ends 
of the earth and as He gives and takes away 
things in our lives, it is all for the sake of 
His name to be renown. Be encouraged; if 
you are a Christian, you are blessed. Now it 
is up to you to figure out how you are going 
to bless others as a result of that. A good 
place to start is with Jesus's last words in 
Matthew 28: 18-20. 


The Echo 


March 2, 200s 

Regal waterpolo triumphs over East Bay 





The Regals will play at 

Chapman in the first 

round of the 

Division HI NCAA 

Women's tournament 

on Wednesday, March 2 

at 7:30 p.m. 

Photograph by Justin Campbell 

Coach Craig Rond talks with the Regal waterpolo team during last week's game against CSUEast Bay. 

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By Jared Clark 
Staff Writer 

The Regals water polo team made its 
first win against a division two team when 
it beat CSU East Bay in a stormy show- 
down on February 18. Freshman sniper 
Nicole Pecal fired away six goals to lead the 
Regals, while senior Danielle Rios added 
two goals to give the girls their second win 
with a 8-7 victory. Freshman Katy Windsor 
and sophomoreKayla Schrock had six saves 
a piece in goal and each made crucial blocks 
to help secure the Regal's victory. Windsor 
also made a sensational steal that fueled a 
huge counter attack goal and changed the 
tides in the fourth quarter that secured the 
Regal's win. 

The unique thing about this girls team is 
that they are very hard workers, very consci- 

"It was a great bonding 
experience to take down 
a solid division two team 
that beat us last year." 

Craig Rond 

entious about their water polo, and they get 
along very well which can be rare in girls 
team sports. It will take a lot of hard work 
and learning in order to keep this rhythm. 

The Regals also defeated the Pepperdine 
club team 1 0-9, starting off the season with a 
2-0 record. Coach Craig Rond was pumped 
about his girls' second victory. 

"We are very excited about the win last 
Friday. It is the best start for a CLU water 
polo team (2-0), and it was against a team 
that beat its 14-4 last season. We have made 
great gains and have a very strong recruit- 
ing class of freshmen. The season should be 
interesting," said Rond. 

Windsor also felt very excited after the 
hard fought battle against East bay. "It was 
a great bonding experience to take down 
a solid division two team that beat us last 
year. Getting that second victory definitely 
brought us together as a team." 

The East Bay team has been known for 
its strength and depth as a division two team. 
This season they have 1 key returnees and 
three All- Americans. 

"They had some really good outside 
shooters that gave us some problems, but 
we were able to make adjustments after the 
first quarter to stop them. The long drive 
probably took a lot of energy out of them," 
said Rond. 

Freshman speedster Jill Jensen, the 
team's sprinter, felt like she went on a roll- 
ercoaster with her emotions from the begin- 
ning of the game to the end. 

"East bay was definitely an intimidat- 
ing team. They were a lot bigger than us and 
beat us pretty bad last season. However, this 
was a huge upset and our whole team was 
ecstatic after the win," said Jensen. 

This win was a spark plug for the girls' 
season. After two straight wins. Coach Rond 
stated that he feels the girls will have a suc- 
cessful season. "We have a lot of work to 
do and a whole lot of learning to get ready 
for SCIAC. We will really be challenged in 
each and every game." 

Due to the end of swim season, the i n Sonoma and will then face other oppo- 

team will regain six players and have a lot nen, s at the Cal Baptist tournament March 

of depth added to their roster. With this new 1 1 • "We are looking forward to a challeng- 

squad, the girls face a challenging weekend ing but exciting season." 

harmony week 2005 

Wednesday, March 2: Bi-scream social and a double feature 
7PM in Mogen Hall Lounge. Ice cream, popcorn, and drinks 
will be served. Showing: Saved! and Common Ground. 

Thursday, March 3: Queer Factor Fear Factor 
Contestants will compete for a $100 Best Buy Gift Card. Sign- 
up in the SUB to be a contestant. 7PM in the Pavilion. 

Friday, March 4: The ART Word 

The second annual day of art show featuring 25 local artists. 
Included are painters, photographers, sculptors, and performance 
artists. At the flag pole 9AM-4PM. (Science lobby if rain.) 

Sunday, March 6: The Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles 
Free for everyone, 8PM in Samuelson Chapel. 

California Lutheran University 

Volume 46 No. 17 

60 West Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 


Student Spring break 
preparations are underway 

See story page 3 

March 9, 2005 


Tori Amos' latest record, "The Beekeeper, " reviewed 

See story page 5 

GSA urges acceptance 
during Harmony week 

By Lisa Manners 
Staff Writkr 

Every year the Gay Straight Alliance con- 
ducts Harmony Week, designed to promote 
diversity, acceptance and awareness. Harmony 
Week is a tradition at CLU. with staple events 
such as Jeans Day. Last week was Harmony 
Week 2005, with the theme "Queer Eye for 
the CLU Ally." 

Monday's theme, "A Day in Our Shoes," 
was a new addition to the GSA's event list this 
year. Placed around campus were sectioned off 
areas with candles, flowers and body outlines 
to portray mock crime scenes of CLU students 
who were "killed." The stories were true, and 
the students were put in the shoes of actual 
people who were killed by hate crimes. 

"It was an attempt for people to see that it 
sounds pretty ridiculous to them to say some- 
one was killed, or beaten, or tortured because 
they are straight. And the point is that it's just 
as ridiculous for someone to be killed, beaten, 
tortured or harassed because they're queer." 
said senior Sierra McGuire, GSA member and 
Harmony Week coordinator. 

Jeans Day, a common theme that students 
may remember from past Harmony Weeks. 
was Tuesday's theme. CLU students were 
asked to wear jeans to support victims of hate 
crimes. Jeans with victims' names on them 
lined Memorial Parkway with their individual 

"We hope the students will in some way 
be moved by the events at the beginning of the 
week, where our goal is to raise awareness 
about hate crimes, how stupid and hurtful they 
are and how painful it is to deal with them," 
GSA Social Coordinator Heather Gleason 

On Wednesday, the movies "Common 
Ground" and "Saved!" were shown in Mogen 
Hall Lounge at the traditional "Bi-Scream" 
Social, with ice cream, popcorn and drinks 
served during the movies. 

"The hate crime biographies made me 
really aware of what goes on and how unjust it 
is," junior Jill Currall said, "and I'm glad they 
showed the movie "Saved!" because it has 
such a great message and happens to be one of 
my favorite movies." 

Students competed for a $100 Best Buy 
gift card during "Queer Factor Fear Factor" on 
Thursday night in the Pavilion. The game chal- 
lenged participants' stereotypes and qualms 
about homosexuality. 

"We had a huge turn out for 'Queer Factor 
Fear Factor.' and we ended up having two win- 
ners because it was so close," McGuire said. 

On Friday, the second annual Day of Art 
Show was scheduled to take place, but was 
rained out. The last Harmony Week event was 
the Gay Men's Chorus of Los Angeles, which 

"As a minority we have 
a week to celebrate us, 
because one day we'll 
be heard loud enough to 
enjoy the same freedoms 
as straight people." 

Sierra McGuire 
Harmony Week Coordinator 

performed in Samuelson Chapel on Sunday 
night for a second year. 

"The second part of die week is all about 
celebration and unity, so we hope students 
can look past differences and come out and 
have fun." Gleason said. 

Beside the regular events on each day of 
the week, the GSA also had student volunteers 
wear shirts with logos that supported the 
week's theme. Twenty-five volunteers wore 
"Gay? Fine by me," 10 people wore "Queer 
Eye .for the CLU Ally," and 10 more wore 
"Victim of a Hate Crime." 

"Sierra was in charge of [Harmony Week] 

Please see HARMONY, p. 3 


CAUTION fAliTtftu 



Kingsmen Baseball knocks 
Pomona out of the park 

See story page 8 

Soyster crowned Mr. Kingsmen at Club Lu pageant 

Photograph hv Kurt Sanders 

Sophomores Toby Spitzlberger and Ryan Smith perform at the sec- 
ond Mr. Kingsmen show. The Club Lu event attracted a capacity 
crowd to the Forum last Friday night. For more, see story on page 5. 

Students turn out in droves 
to serve the c ommunity 

By Dana Patterson 
Staff Writer 

Photopruph by Casey Stanton 
The Gay Straight Alliance set up several mock crime scenes throughout 
the past week to raise awareness of hate crimes and their victims. 

Last weekend was spring semester 
Service Day, offering a number of different 
volunteer opportunities for students, Since 
1996, the Community Service Center has 
teamed up with different organizations and 
groups to help better serve the community. 

"There should be close to around two 
hundred CLU students that will help this 
semester for Service Day," said Jenn Main, 
sophomore and student worker for the CSC. 

Students can choose from 20 projects 
that include campus beautification, blanket 
making and cleaning up along Zuma Beach, 
among others. 

"I will be going to volunteer with the 
Prototype Women's Shelter in Oxnard, a place 
for single moms and their children to live with 
an organization called Nest Feathers," Main 

Some of the activities with Nest Feathers 
will be painting, cleaning up and landscaping 
for the families that live there. 

"Service Day lasts all day and provides all 
types of things for students to help with. There 
is something for everybody." Main said. 

"I volunteered to help at the Santa 
Barbara Zoo and saw it as a great opportunity 
to get involved with others around campus, as 
a way to get off campus and to help out the 
local communities," freshman Katie Mahlberg 

Projects are open to all students and other 
people who want to help serve the community. 
Students can choose from a variety of projects 
year round. 

"I found it as a good way to help with my 

roommate and enjoy the day," Mahlberg said. 

Service Day has been made possible by 

special funding at CLU and by the CSC and 

their annual budget. 

"Volunteer work is something that every- 
one should do. I worked for a preschool one 
summer donating my time to the children." 
senior Ron Russ said. 

Students were rewarded for their deeds 
with a T-shirt. Some participants were also 
provided muffins or other food. The CSC has 
been connecting willing students with local 
projects for years. 

"If students do not have-a car or a way of 
transportation, we will find them a way to get 
to their desired project," Main said. 

The all day event has been themed "To 
serve and to give back." 

"We have ongoing service projects 
throughout the year that anyone can help with. 
All students have to do is come into the CSC 
and sign up," Main said. 

The CSC encourages all students to help 
the community at least once. 

"Volunteer work feels good because 
you know that people really want to be there 
because it is not money driven. It is the smiles 
on the children's faces that made it all worth 
it," Russ said. 

2 The Echo 


This week at California Lutheran University: 

March 9, 2005 


march 9 

University Chapel - Dr. Perry 

10:10 a.m. 

Men 's Tennis vs. Washington (MO) 
Tennis court 
2 p.m. 

Rotaract Meeting 

Nygreen 2 
8 p.m. ' 

Common Ground 

Chapel Narthex 
9:11 p.m. 

StopLight Party 


9:30 p.m. - 1 a.m. 


march 10 

University Houses Applications Available 

Residence Life Office 

Brown Bag Lunch with Architect Ivan 

Scandinavian Center 
1 p.m. 

Last Lecture Series - Dr. Collins 


6 p.m. 

College Republicans 

Nygreen 6 
6 p.m. 

Intramural Basketball 


8 p.m. 

The NEED - Study Break with Jonas Day 

10 p.m. 


march 11 

Black Box Production 

Women 's Tennis vs. Vassar 

Tennis Courts 
2 p.m. 

Farewell Reception for Oscar Cobian 

2 p.m. 

Club Lu - Safe Spring Break 


9 p.m. 


march 12 

Black Box Production 

Faith and Life Conference - What Does 
Marriage Really Mean? 


9 a.m. 

Women 's Tennis vs. Redlands 

Tennis Courts 

10 a.m. 

Baseball vs. Kean 

Amgen Field 

11 a.m. 


march 13 

Black Box Production 

Intramural Softball 

Gibello Field 

9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Women s Tennis vs. Wisconsin - Green Bay 
Tennis Courts 

10 a.m. 

Lord of Life Worship Service 


6: 15 p.m. 

Intramural Basketball 


9 p.m. 


march 14 

International Tax Workshop 

Nelson Room 
12 p.m. 

ASCLV-G Senate Meeting 

Nygreen 1 
5:15 p.m. 

ASCLU-G Programs Board Meeting 

Nygreen 1 
7 p.m. 


march 15 

ASCLU Spring Elections 

All day 

Baseball vs. Wisconsin - LaCrosse 
Amgen Field 
2:30 p.m. 

Fashion Club Meeting 

Nygreen 3 
7 p.m. 

Way of the Cross 

7 p.m. 

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each. The top winners will also 
have their work featured on over 
100 television outlets through a 
special edition of the internation- 
ally syndicated program "Christo- 
pher Closeup." 

To enter, students must interpret 
the theme, "One Person Can Make 
a Difference," in a short film of 
five minutes or less. Past winners 
have used a variety of styles and 
genres that have included drama, 
comedy, documentary, news for-i 
mat, music video and animation. 

In announcing the competition, 
Dennis W. Heaney, president of 
The Christophers, said, "Each year, 
so many of the entries give us a 
great feeling of hope for the future. 
We see outstanding examples of 
students really thinking about how 
using their talent in a positive and 

creative way can play a hand in 
shaping the world." 

Entries may be created using film 
or video, but must be submitted in 
NTSC format on standard, full- 
sized VHS tape only. The contest 
is open to all currently enrolled 
college students. Students my enter 
more than once, but an official 
entry form must accompany each 
video. Entries will be judged on 
overall impact, effectiveness in 
conveying theme, artistic merit and 
technical proficiency. The deadline 
for entries is June 10, 2005. Videos 
become the property of The Chris- 
tophers and will not be returned. 

Official forms are available by 
writing to: College Video Con- 
test, The Christophers, 12 East 
48th St., New York, NY 10017, 
by calling the Youth Depart- 
ment at 212-759-4050, or by 
contests.html on the Web. 

The Christophers, a non-profit 
organization founded in 1945, 
uses print and electronic media to 
encourage people to raise the stan- 
dards of public life. 

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Students pl an big for Spring Break 

T he Price 
of a Drink 

The following are annual statistics 

measuring the effect of alcohol on 

college students. 

Number of college-age students 
who die from alcohol-related, 
non-intentional injuries. 

Number of college students who 
have been assaulted by an intoxi- 
cated peer. 

Number of college students who 
have been too intoxicated to 
know if they consented to sex. 

\ / 

Percentage of college students 

who attribute lower grades and 
absenteeism to alcohol abuse. 

By Lisa Manners 
Staff Writer 

2 100 000 1 

Students between 1 8 and 24 who 
drove while intoxicated last year. 

Number of students arrested last 
year for alcohol-related offenses 
(public drunkenness. DUI. etc.) 

Percentage of students who admit 
to vandalizing school property 
while intoxicated. 

Source: National Institute of Health 
Iver Meldahl graphic 

With spring break less than a month 
away, students are in a hurry to finalize their 
plans and lock in road trips, flights and accom- 
modations for the 10-day break that begins on 
March 1 8. 

"My girlfriend goes to school in Chicago, 
and comes home on the first Sunday of 
break, but I leave on Monday to fly home to 
Michigan, so we're going to spend the day 
we have together at Disneyland," junior Jake 
Card said. 

Spring break, for many students, means a 
trip home for the week to see friends and fam- 
ily. However, this year there seem to be quite a 
few people that are taking trips with friends to 
nearby destinations such as Las Vegas, Hawaii 
and Rosarito. Mexico. 

"I'm actually going to Las Vegas, cour- 
tesy of CLU," junior Loren Scott said. "I won 
the trip at Bingo night, so my roommates and I 
are all going to the Silverton Hotel and Casino 
in Las Vegas. 

"Not only are we going to celebrate 
Spring Break, but also to celebrate our 21st 
birthdays. I have never been, so I'm ready for 
the Vegas experience; I don't plan on sleeping 
at all." 

Another category of spring breakers will 
remain on campus over the 10 days to either 
work or save the money that it would cost to 
fly home. 

"I'll be here, on duty," Pederson hall RA 
Katy Wilson said, "but I might be able to go 
to San Diego at the end of the week, so we'll 

Many packages are available from vari- 
ous companies at discounted prices for college 
students this spring., for 
example, offers deals on tickets, accommo- 
dations and wrist bands that entitle students 
to free drinks and discounted admission to 
clubs, tours and parties. Their prices are based 
on a student budget in order to make trips to 
Mexico, Daytona Beach, Lake Havasu, Key 

West, Jamaica and the Bahamas affordable for 
the average college student 

Other companies that offer special prices 
to students include, and for 
Europe, Canada or cities such as New York 
and Las Vegas. 

For hotels, flights and rental cars, offers accommodations on a stu- 
dent-travel budget with reasonable prices for 
any destination. 

With so many options for the break, many 
students have had to make tough decisions and 
choose a destination despite all the choices 
available. Still, the main factor for many stu- 
dents all falls back to prices. 

"I'm just glad I won't 
have to think about 
school for a whole 10 

Artie Armstrong 

"I'm going to follow around Cannibal 
Corpse on their tour," said junior Andy 
Erickson, "Me and six of my buddies are 
piling into a van since we all want to do 
something cheap and fun. Hopefully, we'll be 
partying with the band every night." 

Spring break is earlier than usual this 
year, and so is Easter, which falls on the 
last Sunday of the break, March 27. Classes 
resume Monday, March 28 at 4 p.m. 

"I'm going to spend spring break with my 
mom since I only get to see her a few times a 
year," said junior Artie Armstrong. "I'm just 
glad I won't have to think about school for a 
whole lOdays." 

Resident students may stay on campus; 
RAs will be on hand throughout the break. 
Limited campus dining facilities will be avail- 

The Echo 3 

GSA intends to 
raise awareness 

HARMONY, Continued from page I 

and did an amazing job planning every- 
thing. It seemed like the most difficult part 
was having enough people and enough money 
to do things the way we had envisioned," 
Gleason said. "Tilings out of our control, like 
printers and T-shirt companies changing things 
at the last minute also made planning this week 
a bit tougher." 

The GSA is made up of CLU students of 
various sexual orientations and is sponsored by 
the multicultural programs department. The 
GSA participates in events off campus, such as 
the Los Angeles AIDS walk. National Coming 
out Day, World AIDS Day and Day of Silence. 
Harmony Week is the group's largest event. 

"As a minority we have a week to cel- 
ebrate us because one day we'll be heard loud 
enough to enjoy the same freedoms as straight 
people," said McGuire. "Until that day comes, 
we'll have a week or a parade or an event to 
celebrate us and show our numbers and sup- 
porters loudly." 

According to Gleason, the GSA is com- 
mitted to diversity and understanding, promot- 
ing acceptance and tolerance through dialogue 
and interaction. From the start, GSA was 
designed to be a place where people can have 
fun and feel comfortable regardless of sexual 

"I think those two things are really what- 
our group stands for: raising awareness about 
issues in the gay community and promoting 
tolerance and acceptance among the rest of the 
community," Gleason said. 

The GSA meets weekly at 6 p.m. in the 
Samuelson Chapel lounge to discuss their 
agenda and upcoming events. 

"The message of the GSA, to me, is 
really teach tolerance. We can all learn from 
one another, and even some people who think 
they're tolerant of others, they can always 
learn more about their prejudices and how to 
let them go," McGuire said. 

MTV is casting for 
The Real World 

18-24 year-olds send 5-10 minute 
videotapes to: 
Real World Casting 
Bunim/Murray Productions 
6007 Sepulveda Blvd 
Van Nuys.CA 91411 

Compiled by 
Amanda Marsh 

House of Blues 

Sunset Strip: 

March 10 & 11- O.A.R. with 

the Southland 

March 13- Ian Brown of the 

Stone Roses 

Doors open at 8 p.m. 

Tickets may be purchased 

online at 


*Razzle-Bam-Boom! Mark 
Bechwith & Obedia Thomas 
at the TO. Civic Arts Plaza 
March 11 at 11:00 a.m. & 6:30 

*Annie Get Your Gun 
March 11 at 8.00 p.m. 
March 12 at 2:00 & 8:00 p.m. 
March 13 at 2:00 p.m. 

Restaurant Spotlight: 

Alessio Ristorante Italiano 
Type of Food: Italian 
Where: Westlake Village 
Hours: 11:30 a.m.-1:30 a.m. 
Friday and Saturday 
Average meal price: $20 
Phone Number: (805) 557- 

Volunteer and have fun! Go 
to and 
submit your zip code for a list 
of local opportunities. 


The Caynon Club: 

March 10-The Hollywood 


March 11 -Dave Mason 

March 12-Eddie Money 

Doors open at 6 p.m. 

Tickets may be purchased 

from the Box Office 


or online at 

New Movies for March 4: 



"The Boys & Girls From 

"County Clare" 

"Don't Move" 

"Dot The I" 

"In My Country" 

"Mail Order Wife" 


"The Upside of Anger" 

This Week: 
Study Break 
Come for free ice cream and entertainment 
Thursday, 10 p.m., in the SUB 

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March 9, 2005 

Band's sound tasteful, energetic 

By Nancy Scrofano 
Staff Writer 

If you heard live music coming from the 
SUB on Thursday night, you were hearing the 
sounds of MiGGs. pop/rock 'alternative band, 
performing at the Need on March 3. 

MiGGs hails from San Francisco, Calif. 
Band members include Don Miggs, lead 
vocals and guitar: John Carta, guitar and 
vocals; Mark Baker, bass and vocals; and 
Jason Gianni, drums and vocals. 

The Need was a stop along the way as 
they are touring all over the country at many 
different venues such as clubs, stadiunis. cof- 
feehouses, bars, bookstores and schools. They 
performed songs from both of their albums. 

From their latest album, entitled 
"Insomnia," songs included were "Into and 
Over You," "Everything is Fine," "I Know 
You," and "Be." 

From their 2002 album called "Anyway," 
they performed "Taste" and others. 

Despite the small stage at The Need, 
MiGGs put on an energetic show for over an 
hour. While performing "Be," ttontman Miggs 
explained that the lyrics express how everyone 
has the chance to be who they want to be, but 
it does not always work out that way. He said 
that even though some of their lyrics are not 
always positive, they will perform the songs 
with a smile. 

Most of MiGGs' songs are upbeat, and 
they looked like they were having a lot of tun 

perfonning. It was clear that their music is 
their passion. It was enjoyable to watch such 
a charismatic performance from these four 
guys. Their energy was contagious for some 
members of the audience who danced to the 
music. "Into and Over You" is one of their 
most popular songs. MiGGs gained new fans 
at the Need and some purchased their album 
in the SUB. 

Miggs began singing and playing musi- 
cal instruments at an early age. His family was 
very musically oriented so he fell in love with 
music too. When Miggs was ten years old he 
formed his first band called White Mist. He 
continued to pursue music as the name of the 
band changed and members came and went. 

Originally from Long Island, Miggs 
moved to San Francisco when he felt that he 
needed a change of pace. "I'd been hearing 
these West Coast bands, like Counting Crows 
and the Wallflowers. That sound was some- 
thing 1 heard in my own music. So when an 
opportunity came up for me to move, I took 
it." Miggs said on their Website. 

Soon after moving. Miggs met the rest of 
the members of the band and MiGGs the band 
was bom. They have all become very close 
friends and rely on each other for inspiration. 
"There's so much going on in their playing 
that I'm constantly amazed," Miggs said on 
their Website. 

MiGGs has two albums and their most 
recent album is on independent label 33 rcl 
Street Records. MiGGs continues to grow 

Photograph courtesy of www.miggsband.coni 
MiGGs, from left: Mark Baker, John Carta, Jason Gianni, Don Miggs. 
The band has played at college campuses across the United States, and 
their sophomore album was released on January 27, 2005. 

with each album, with the goal of being a 
well-established band. "Our competition is 
U2, the Rolling Stones, the Beatles, all the 
greats. I want to leave timeless music behind 
me. I want it to be forever" Miggs said. 

The San Francisco Herald has called 
MiGGs the next big thing out of the San 
Francisco Bay Area. Their popularity 
increased after the success of their first album. 
"Anyway" sold over ten thousand copies 

and counting, and "Insomnia" is just getting 

MiGGs was fortunate to be the opening 
band for Aerosmith and Kid Rock in the past. 

It does not matter where they are. They 
just love to perform. Their live show proves 
that. MiGGs is on tour through May. 

Check out their Website at to find tour dates, pur- 
chase their merchandise and more. 

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Kingsman contest proves success 

By Kelly Barnett 


The Preus-Brandl Forum was filled 
with students ready to vote for their 2005 
Mr. Kingsman at the second annual "Mr. 
Kingsman Contest." 

The contest was put on by Student Life 
on Friday, March 9, at 9 p.m. About 200 stu- 
dents were in attendance. 

"This Club Lu event was definitely more 
entertaining than a lot of the other Club Lus." 
sophomore Lauren Franck said. 

Junior Evan White was the master of cer- 
emonies for the evening. He introduced each 
nominee and asked them questions. He also 
conducted the raffle, in which students won 
various DVDs, a DVD player and tickets to 
Spring Formal. 

The evening began with a video introduc- 
ing each nominee by asking them basic ques- 
tions about themselves, such as their name, 
hometown, shoe size, and what makes them 
the next Mr. Kingsman. 

The 1 1 male nominees then entertained 
the audience with a pajama wear competition, 
a talent competition, a formal wear competi- 
tion and a question and answer portion. 

The first part of die contest featured 
each nominee in their finest pajama wear. 
Highlights included Cameron Ghaffary wear- 
ing blue pajamas with stars while Patrick 
Jennett wore footed pajamas. 

Nick Noroian and Loren Scott both wore 
cowboy boots, hats and underwear. Ryan 
Smith, dressed in shiny gold boxer shorts, 
serenaded die judges while Toby Spitzlberger 
paraded down the aisle with curlers in his 

"The talent section was the best," fresh- 
man Eric Kerr said. 

During the talent competition, the nomi- 
nees revealed some of dieir hidden abilities. 

"My favorite part of the contest was see- 
ing die different guys' talents." said Franck, 
"especially seeing Jason Soyster tap dance." 

In addition to senior Jason Soyster's tap 
dance, sophomore Andy Treloar and Colter 
Fleming did a comedic duet lip-sync. 

Ghaffary made the audience laugh with 
his dance from die movie Napoleon Dynamite. 
Langston Hale, a freshman, did an original rap 
song that he said he "wrote backstage." 

Freshman Ryan Jin sang a short song a 
cappella. Noroian and Patrick Jennett both did 
stand-up comedy acts. 

"It's really funny to watch when [the 
nominees] are trying make everyone laugh," 
said Kerr. 

Scott sang Celine Dion's "My Heart Will 
Go On." When the sound crew stopped his 
music half-way dirough to speed up die con- 
test, Scott looked up at die technical box and 
said "I'm going to finish die song!" 

Smidi and Spitzlberger did a combined 
act. Smith wore a sombrero and played he gui- 
tar as Spitzlberger acted out die song, dressed 
as Zorro in all black. 

For die formal wear competition, die 
nominees were each accompanied down the 
aisle to die stage wearing dress shirts and 
slacks by escorts Amy Bates. Laura Buckner, 
Jessica Gibb, Meggie Graves. Alissa Heim, 
Michele Hernandez, Whitney Johnson, 
Jordin Marousis, Caitlin McCandless, Andrea 
Stenson and Adriel Wong. Each nominee was 
asked a single question about their experience 
at CLU. 

Then, the audience had the opportunity to 
vote for two of the nominees. Each nominee 
had a color. Audience members placed^ cor- 
responding colored strips of paper into a bowl 
that was passed around. 

White raffled off chalk he found on the 
stage to keep the audience entertained while 
the judges were tallying up the votes. 

Photograph by Kurt Sanders 

Ryan Smith performs during the contest. Despite his hard work, Smith 
was not a finalist, and lost to fellow contestant Jason Soyster. 
The competition was then narrowed sweatshirt and a plaque. 

down to diree nominees. Spitzlberger, Jennett 
and Soyster were asked an additional ques- 

Judges Katie Bashaw, Nate Fall, Candace 
Kay, Margaret Miller and Sarah Placas then 
voted Soyster Mr. Kingsman 2005. 

Soyster received two tickets to Spring 
Formal, a California Lutheran University 

Ken- said his only complaint about the 
event was that it was too long. "It seemed like 
it was starting to drag on at times." he said. 

He said that the contest should continue to 
be an annual Club Lu event. 

"I wouldn't change anything about it. It's 
great just the way it is. but maybe throw in a 
swimsuit competition. That would be funny." 

Album tackles feminism, sexuality 

By Sarah Wagner 
Features Editor 

Music icon Tori Amos has not released a 
record for almost two years, but on Tuesday. 
Feb. 22, all this changed widi the release of her 
album, "The Beekeeper." 

"The Beekeeper" is a musical array of 
colors and themes such as feminism, war. love 
and sexuality. 

Amos may not be as recognized for her 
music today as she was in the early 90s. She 
was famous dien for songs such as "Silent All 
These Years" in 199 1 and "Cornflake Girl" in 

As slated in a press release from Epic 
records, there was not one central theme to 
the CD. but many underlying issues that are 
prevalent in the world today. 

Because of Amos' upbringing in a 
Christian home, many of die songs reflect 
themes and stories from die Bible. 

For example, "The Beekeeper" parallels 
the Bible in that it took God six days to create 
the earth, and in a honeycomb, there is a hexa- 
gon shape. Imagery such as this helps Amos 
convey her message to her listener. 

"The title track is set in a garden, and the 
Bible also begins in the garden. Each song is 
about a different kind of relationship, whether 
it be friends, a dying love, a passionate love 
or a giggle." Amos, in an Epic Records phone 
interview said. 

Inspiration for die CD also came from the 
current war and fighting taking place all over 
die world. In die interview, Amos stated that 
while watching the BBC News in Cornwall, 

England, where the CD was recorded, she was 
troubled by what she saw. Many of the songs 
on her CD are a reaction to what she was not 
only seeing at the time, but also feeling. 

"In a lot of my songs. I am responding 
to the outside world more than the innerworld. 
It's affecting our relationships and the state 
of all of our lives. The question is. 'Who is 

of women and feminism. Because I was a 
woman in the church, 1 was not able to expe- 
rience love or other kinds of relationships in 
the same way dial people around me were 
able to. I felt suppressed and like I was not 
able to express myself in the way I wanted. 
Christianity is becoming something that Jesus 
wouldn't recoenize." Amos said. 

benefiting from this?' We should all be asking 
ourselves this question," Amos said. 

One of the most prevalent themes on the 
CD is the theme of feminism. 

The daughter of a Methodist minister. 
Amos grew up in a Christian home. She felt 
dial there were many issues and opportunities 
she missed because of her upbringing. 

"I wanted to write about the power 

Tile current war was not the only thing 
troubling Amos when watching the news. She 
also felt dial the Christian church has taken a 
turn for the worse. 

In a press release from Epic Records. 
Amos stated. "For this album, the only way 
to address the severing that was happening 
in America itself was to go into myself as a 
Christian woman. If Jesus' teachings are being 

hijacked and manipulated by politicians, then 
1 must, therefore, go back as a daughter of the 
Christian church into that system." 

Not only is this CD a musical array of 
colors and themes, it is also an array of musi- 
cal talent. 

Amos collaborates with fellow musician 
Damien Rice and experiments with the sounds 
a vintage organ, music from a Gospel choir, 
die Bosendorfer piano and the B3 Hammond 

When asked what set this CD apait from 
any of her previous albums. Amos stated. "The 
organ. Mark, my husband, is a big fan of it. 
'The Beekeeper' is musically inspired by the 
fact that die piano has realized that she has an 
organ. With my right hand on her organ and 
m> left hand on her piano keys. I have been 
changed by the relationship between these two 
beautiful creatures." 

Amos stated that in a world that is chang- 
ing so rapidly, and has issues that cannot go 
unnoticed, it is Important to use her position 
as a way of commentary and bringing issues 
to light. 

"You have to stay true to who you are. If 
you regret in the morning who you are, you 
.are not going to feel good about yourself. And 
if you are not feeling good about yourself, you 
are not going to make music that you like." 
she said. 

"Instead of banging your head on die 
wall, you have to put pen to paper. Make 
music, journalism, books, pictures, anything 
that will help you convey what's going on in 
your head." 

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Homosexuality debate continues 

By Brett Rowland 
Editor in Chief 

"Wlienever people agree with me I 
always fee! I must be wrong. " 

-Oscar Wilde 

Following the myriad events of the last 
year, the issue of gay marriage is likely to 
join the other hot-button issues of our time 
as being too polarizing to be discussed at the 
dinner table. Michael Kinsley, a columnist for writes, "We can add gay marriage 
to the short list of controversies — abortion, 
affirmative action, the death penalty — that 
are so frozen and ritualistic that debates about 
them are more like Kabuki performances than 
intellectual exercises." But, Kinsley goes on to 
suggest that another option exists: marriage 
can be privatized. Unfortunately, Kinsley's 
solution creates more problems than it solves. 
Even though our nation is no where near a 
permanent or popular decision on this issue, it 
is worth taking a look back at homosexuality 
in history to see how far we, as a nation, have 
come and how far we have to go. 

In ancient times, homosexuality was no 
more prevalent or accepted by the Greeks 
and Romans than it is today (See Thomas 
K.. Hubbard, "Homosexuality in Greece 
and Rome"). Acceptance of homosexuality 
declined, in most Western cultures, in correla- 
tion with the spread of Christianity. Although 
some evidence exists to support the notion that 
Catholic and Eastern Orthodox churches sup- 
ported and accepted homosexuality and same- 
sex unions in Medieval Europe, this view is 
uncommon (See John Bos well, "Same-Sex 

Unions in Premodem Europe"). It is more 
likely that people in Medieval Europe shared 
Dante Alighieri's views on homosexuality as 
presented in his seminal work, "The Divine 
Comedy" written sometime between 1265 
and 1321. In "The Divine Comedy," homo- 
sexuals (or "sodomites" as Dante referred 
to them) are relegated to the seventh circle 
of hell and are eternally condemned to walk 
in a wasteland of burning sand. According 
to Dante, homosexuals were punished more 
severely for their sins than murders. Until 
recently, acceptance of homosexuality has 
continued to ebb and flowTiere in America 
just as it did in the ancient past. 

Continuing the traditions of English 
Common Law, many states and common- 
wealths in the newly formed United States 
of America adopted laws prohibiting even 
private acts of sodomy. For example, in 1925 
the Kansas Supreme Court used the following 
words to describe just what they were going 
to ban, "The particular form of abomination 
which shocked the sensibilities of our fore- 
fathers." Indeed, this single sentence readily 
sums up the historical view of the American 
legal system for the last 200 years. However, 
this was not the attitude of many American 
citizens. Homosexuality has often been most 
accepted in this nation's more artistic circles. 
A short list of celebrated gay artists of our 
time includes, Oscar Wilde, Allen Ginsburg, 
Andy Warhol, Freddie Mercury, Elton John 
and Ellen DeGeneres. While these celebrities 
have helped focus media attention on impor- 
tant issues related to homosexuality, the real 
progress in last few years has come from a 
most unlikely source, the courts. 

In 2003, The U.S. Supreme Court made 
a historic ruling declaring anti-sodomy laws in 
Texas unconstitutional in Lawrence v. Texas. 
In mid-March of 2004, after handing out 
some 4,000 marriage licenses to homosexual 
couples, San Francisco was ordered by the 
California Supreme Court to halt the practice, 
a move that helped force the debate to be 
continued in the courts. .Earlier in that same 

month, Jason West, the mayor of New Paltz, 
New York presided over 25 same-sex mar- 
riages before being stopped by the local dis- 
trict attorney. This phenomenon of suddenly 
allowing same-sex marriage was followed on 
a smaller scale by a half-dozen other cities and 
towns across the nation in places like Ashbury 
Park, New Jersey and Portland, Oregon. This 
phenomenon was fueled in part by the state 
legislature of Massachusetts. In the early 
morning hours of May 17, 2004, after the fail- 
ure of several last-ditch attempts by opponents, 
Massachusetts became the first state to legalize 
same-sex marriages. In the first week after the 
legislations passage, 2,500 couples applied for 
marriage licenses. This was largely the culmi- 
nation of decades worth of pro-gay activities 
and although the tide that left this high-water 
mark is now slowly receding, it will rise again. 
Change will be slow, but it will happen. Very 
slowly, we can see that public opinion is shift- 
ing on the issue of same-sex marriage. As 
California Lutheran University students, it is 
our job to keep this debate going. 

In March of this year, a special task 
force to the Evangelical Lutheran Church of 
America recommended the church "continue 
under current standards that expect unmarried 
ministers to abstain from sexual relations — 
defining marriage as being between a man and 
a woman — but respecting the consciences 
of those who find these standards in conflict 
with the mission of the church, the ELCA may 
choose to refrain from disciplining gay and les- 
bian ministers in committed relationships and 
from disciplining those who call or approve 
partnered gay or lesbian people for ministry." 
But times are changing and this issue may 
ultimately lie in the hands of our generation. I 
urge all students to speak out from all positions 
on this issue. And I hope that all CLU students, 
and all Americans, develop ethically (and logi- 
cally) sound opinions on this issue. 

Editors Note: I would also like to pub- 
licly extend my gratitude to Sierra McGuire 
and the members of the Gay Straight Alliance 
for Harmony Week 

Letters to the Editor 

Dear Echo, enjoy the same freedoms as straight people. comes, then I probably won't organize any more 

One day we'll be able to many who we love, gay celebration weeks or attend any parades, but 

Throughout the week I had a few people ask we'll be able to join the military without any ques- until that day comes, I hope to educate even one 
me why we needed to have a gay week. Some of u'ons, we'll be able to keep a job no matter who we person, and then maybe they will help stick up for 
them said the school doesn't have a straight week live with, we'll be allowed to share our health care me and vote for me, my partner and our right, as 
or a straight club, so why do we have a gay week benefits with our spouse, we will have the same tax people, 
or a gay chib? exemption as married heterosexuals, one day it'll We have a gay week to celebrate that we beat 

The reason we have Harmony Week is because be okay for us to adopt children and bring them up the Closet, we're standing up for our rights, and one 
we don't have the kind of coverage straight people the way we choose, and one day we won't have to day we will proclaim, without reservation, who we 
get 365 days a year. Every day is a straight celebra- fear we'll be harassed, beaten, murdered, or hated are and who we love. 
Hon. It's on television, the government preaches it, simply for our sexual orientation. 

and it's taught by churches and exercised by a large Until that day comes, we'll have a week or a Sierra McGuire 
majority. As a minority we have a week to celebrate parade or an event, to celebrate us, and to show our Communication major 
us, because one day we'll be heard loud enough to numbers, and our supporters loudly. When that day Senior 

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The Echo 

Weaknes s can be made into strength 

We are close to the middle of the semes- 
ter, and the stress of multiple projects, exams, 
and research papers are liable to make any 
student feel overwhelmed. As I see grades 
begin to decline, not only do I feel incapable 
of making certain grades but I also feel emo- 
tionally drained from trying so hard and still 
not measuring up. As if grades aren't enough 
to worry about, it is all the other aspects of 

college life such as jobs, friends, family and 
reaching personal goals. 

We are not bom strong, goal oriented or 
productive. These are attributes of character 

"Weakness can be a sign 
of strength because life 
is a process of being 
weak and overtime be- 
ing perfected and made 

Kim Allen 

that have developed over the years, right? 
Sometimes we think we have got it down and 
then out of nowhere, life happens and we feel 
like we are back to square one. Weakness can 
be a sign of strength because life is a process of 
being weak, and over time, we are being per- 

fected and made strong. Most times, though 
we see our weaknesses as wretched and they 
make us feel powerless. Whatever our weak- 
ness may be, quite often this is what makes 
us frustrated because we do not want to ever 
feel inferior to others. Humility is a course of 
action that should be taken and is the begin- 
ning of a process of refinement and regenera- 
tion. Since we are not bom strong, we need to 
be humbled in the midst of our weakness, so 
that we can be perfected through them. Let 
us boast in our weaknesses because not only 
does it make for an interesting story for when 
we are made strong in them, but also realizing 
we cannot do everything on our own is a good 
place to be. 

In the book of 2 Corinthians, the apostle 
Paul pleads with the Lord to take away what 
was tormenting him, but the Lord says to him, 
"My grace is sufficient for you, for my power 
is made perfect in weakness." Paul continues, 
"therefore I will boast all the more gladly 

about my weaknesses, so that Christ's power 
may rest on me. That is why, for Christ's sake, 
I delight in weaknesses, in insults, in hard- 
ships, in persecutions, in difficulties. For when 
I am weak, then I am strong." 

Sometimes we are put in a hard place in 
life because we are meant to be humbled and 
to be held in the grace that God lavishes on 
us. We are given the grace to withstand the 
obstacles and endure through hardship. Grace 
is our strength and God is the source of such 
grace. Paul boasts because humility is the solu- 
tion to resting in God's presence and to being 
perfected through that. 

If only we could all adopt the attitude 
of the Apostle Paul. But as we strive toward 
that, we learn to accept our weaknesses as 
something to boast about. There is no reason 
to boast apart from that. Having a humble atti- 
tude while walking through life is so difficult, 
but be encouraged because life is a process of 

Letters to the Editor 

Dear Echo, 

I am writing in response to the letters in 
last week's Echo from Madeline Stacy and 
Ashley Bosiacki on Michael Reagan's speech 
at the Leadership Institute. I'll start with Ms. 
Stacy's letter and explain why she is com- 
pletely wrong about Reagan's speech. 

For starters, Michael Reagan is the only 
well-known conservative, and probably the 
only true conservative speaker in general, that 
this campus has ever invited to come speak 
that I can personally remember. Let's think 
aboutthe countless far-left speakers who have 
come to speak at CLU such as James Lawson 
and Marilyn Tobias, not to mention far-left 
events such as screenings of the Vagina 
Monologues and the so-called "Diversity 
Leadership Retreat." Such activities are a 
regular occurrence at CLU and virtually 
every other university in the United States. 
Ms. Stacy speaks from a left-wing position, 
a position that preaches tolerance and diver- 
sity. However, Ms. Stacy apparently does not 
believe in ideological diversity or intellectual 
diversity. I suppose that we are supposed to be 
solely deluged by the far-left at CLU, and that 
only the far-left should be given platforms to 
speak. So much for diversity. 

It is not hard to understand the connec- 
tion between Michael Reagan's criticisms of 
PETA, Al Sharpton and black leadership in 
America, and leadership in general. All one 
needs to do is simply connect the dots. I'll 
make it really simple to understand: Michael 
Reagan said that Al Sharpton is a poor leader 
for blacks in America, in essence, because he 

is a victim of moral relativism. Al Sharpton 
cannot see the difference between a human 
being and a chicken. The two are not morally 
equivalent according to the vast majority of 
Americans. PETA is a far-left organization 
that has run ads comparing chickens living 
in cages to the Jews who were imprisoned 
and slaughtered during the Holocaust Such 
an organization should not be endorsed 
by a leader claiming to be in touch with 
Americans and also claiming to be religious. 
Any religious person can see the moral dif- 
ference between protecting human beings and 
protecting chickens! 

Also, Michael Reagan's assertion that 
Al Sharpton takes no action on behalf of 
the black babies who are aborted every day 
in America is a direct attack on his abilities 
as a leader. Michael Reagan came to CLU to 
express his ideas of what a strong leader is. 
A strong leader is not Al Sharpton, a sell-out 
to far-left organizations who does nothing for 
black Americans. Michael Reagan is dead-on 
when he said that Sharpton does nothing for 
the 13 percent of the population we have 

Furthermore, who has the right, and 
please let me know if someone can find this 
in the Bill of Rights, to not be offended7 I 
am offended nearly every day, and I am not 
whining about it Grow up. What ideas are 
so morally superior, such as defending the 
American infanticide which kills one out of 
every three babies conceived today, that they 
are not subject to inquiry or criticism like 
other ideas are? A person who favors diver- 
sity should also include intellectual diver- 

sity for goodness sake. Unbelievable. Being 
offended is part of growing up and is a part 
of the learning process! If nobody challenges 
your beliefs, how sturdy and what good are 
they to you or anyone else? Michael Reagan's 
speech was directly connected to leadership. 
He introduced some new ideas of what a good 
leader is, and challenged old ideas. Why be so 
status quo? 

Ms. Stacy commenced] that Michael 
Reagan should not have assumed that he was 
"amongst friends." I can guarantee you, Ms. 
Stacy, that Michael Reagan knew his com- 
ments would invoke strong feelings from 
•some audience members. That is specifically 
why he was brought to campus: to challenge 
and question. Nobody used you as a "biased 
dumping ground" either. As I pointed out 
before, countless liberal speakers have come 
to campus over the years. It's time for some 
conservative speakers as well. 

In sum, Michael Reagan's comments 
were completely appropriate. If you could 
get past your anger and frustration at (gasp!) 
being challenged about your ideas concerning 
abortion, black leadership in America and 
PETA you might see that ■ 

Ms. Bosiacki commented that "1 do not 
pretend to know much about nor do I care 
much to concern myself with politics." To this 
I say, I can tell. Let me correct you when you 
say that Michael Reagan "attacked the black 
community." Reagan did not attack the black 
community. He attacked black leadership in 
America. There is a big difference. I also do 
not think that the purpose of the Leadership 
Institute was to give us some mindless, vague 

babble about what it means to be a strong 
leader. Michael Reagan taught some students 
a big lesson: that being a good leader means 
being able to defend your views, and to allow 
yourself to be challenged and learn new ideas, 
whether or not you agree with them. 

It is, at best, arguable to say that the 
Diversity Leadership Retreat is neces- 
sary. Diversity leadership training is moral 
relativism's stomping ground. All moral 
relativism will do is convince you that no 
matter what, every culture, idea and person is 
morally equivalent to other cultures, ideas and 
persons. This is just not so. A further inves- 
tigation into the bottomless pit that is moral 
relativism would take much longer, and we 
will leave that aside for the moment 

I would argue that this campus is not, 
as you say, "separated." CLU is a wonder- 
ful environment full of people with varying 
ideas. And guess what? For the vast majority 
of time, everyone gets along! 1 can remember 
no acts of racism or censorship at any time 
I've been at CLU. Ms. Bosiacki's pointing 
out that we at CLU are so separated also illu- 
minates yet another downfall to moral relativ- 
ism: it makes you pessimistic about your own 
environment and hypercritical of benignities. 
What a shame that some cannot see the strides 
that America and Americans have taken since 
the Civil Rights movement, and can only be 
critical. How pessimistic indeed. 


Marisa F. Glatzer and Richard Sachs 

CLU College Republicans 

Dear Echo, 

This letter is in response to the letters to 
the editor from Madeline Stacy and Ashley 
Bosiacki in the Feb. 23 issue, which both 
criticized the Michael Reagan speech at the 
Leadership Institute. I was part of the planning 
committee and also had the honor of intro- 
ducing him to the audience. Michael Reagan 
agreed to deliver the keynote address out of the 
goodness of his heart and his devotion to CLU. 
With virtually no budget to pay for a speaker, 
we felt very fortunate to have someone of his 
stature attend our workshop. Since we do have 
a Christian affiliation, I would like to believe 
that any speaker would assume that they are 
"amongst friends." 

Had they been listening a little closer to 
his message, they would have realized that all 
of his stories were tied to a theme of leader- 

"I honestly admire some- 
one who has the courage 
to speak passionately 
about his or her prin- 

Whitney Johnson 

ship, which was all we asked of him. What 
better lesson could we receive about leadership 
than to hear about how the Reagan presidency 
changed our world, from someone who was 
there during it all? 

One letter claimed that Mr. Reagan had 
offended A I Sharpton supporters and black 
students in general, while the other stated 

that he had shamed the black community for 
their lack of leadership. That takes a pretty big 
stretch to get there from his remarks about the 
lack of leadership on the part of a "self-pro- 
claimed" black leader. I found it very insight- 
ful how he made the point that Sharpton was 
expending more energy worrying about how 
chickens are killed in processing plants than 
doing or saying anything about the number 
of black babies that are aborted each year. 
The story could have been about someone of 
any color. It just says a lot about those who 
believe that animals are entitled to more rights 
and protection than humans, bom or unborn. 
That offends me. but I support their right to be 
able to say it 

Had the speaker been a liberal who spent 
most of his time criticizing the leadership of a 
Ronald Reagan or a George Bush, would we 
have seen any type of uproar for his selection? 

I doubt it for that type of rhetoric can be heard 
in any number of classrooms around campus 
every day. 

I honestly admire someone who has the 
courage to speak passionately about his or her 
principles. It takes true leadership for those in 
power to do what they believe is the right thing 
to do, regardless if it is the popular position. At 
our level, debate is heallhy, and if necessary, 
agreeing to disagree is a good thing. Liberals 
have a double standard where they can say 
anything but will not tolerate any criticism 
of the things they hold sacred. Free speech, 
in their minds, is only good if you are saying 
what they want to hear. That needs to end if 
they really want us all to "get along." 

Whitney Johnson 
ESSM major 

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March 9, 200s 

Baseball beats Pomona twice 


Photograph by Mike Djniels 

Nathan Cusick, No. 13, pitches to Pomona-Pitzer during last week's game in Pomona. A second contest between the two teams was rained out on 
Saturday, but the Kingsmen came back to finish the following Sunday, where they stomped the Sagehens. 

Press Release 

The baseball team picked up a pair of 
wins at Pomona-Pitzer Saturday, March 5, 
winning 12-7 and 4-2. 

In the first game. Christian Hariot was 
4-for-5 with two runs scored and two RBls. 
Geoff Buchanan had three hits and three RBIs 

and Nick Bjork hit a homerun. 

In the second game, Hariot and Clay 
Alarcon each had three hits and Mike Cerda 
drove in two runs. 

Jon Calmes pitched seven solid innings 
and got the win. 

Matt Hirsh earned a save in both games. 

The two teams met again at Amgen Field 

in Thousand Oaks Sunday at 1 p.m. They con- 
tinued Friday's game, which was rained out. 

On Sunday, Fourteen runs in the sixth 
inning highlighted Cal Lutheran's 25-16 win 
over Pomona-Pitzer in SCIAC baseball action 
at Amgen Field. 

CLU (1 1-3, 6-1} had 19 hits, four of those 
were home runs, in the game. Christian Hariot 

had five RBIs and Clay Alarcon drove in four. 
Starting pitcher Tyler Carr earned the win as 
he surrendered seven runs and struck out three 
in six innings. 

Pomona-Pitzer (4-8, 2-5) had 17 hits in 
the game. Ben Shanker had three hits, two 
runs scored, and four RBIs. Starter Kyle Buika 
pitched five innings and took the loss. 

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Chris Gosney, No. 7, Steps up to the plate against the Pomona Pitcher. Nick Bjork, No. 11, hits a home run. Bjork has a .214 batting average. 

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Junior Blair Murphy dances at the Stoplight party. Clubgoers 
dressed/or the evening according to their current dating status. 

By Evan White 
Staff Writer 

When Wednesdays roll around, CLU 
students need not make plans, as Borderline 
is the nightspot for $1 beers and $1.50 shots. 
Last week, the room was filled with red, yel- 
low and green attired drinkers and dancers 
for the first ever stoplight party. With no 
cover charge for those 21 and over, and a 
$3 charge for those under age, the night 
attracted several hundred students. 

• "It's turning out to be a great fundraiser, 
groups from CLU as well as groups in the 
Thousand Oaks area have approached us 
about collaborating," dancer and junior 
Kristen Angarano said. 

The dance team will be competing 
in Florida in April at the National Dance 
Competition for Division III schools, led by 
Kaytie St Pierre and Erin Wharton as team 

Belated multimedia 
show finally lifts off 

By Dana Patterson 
Staff Writer 

Photograph by Justin Campb 

Students drink and mingle at the bar last Wednesday. The event has 
turned into a weekly tradition among many CLU student party goers. 
captains. The competition includes dance 
teams from around the nation. This will be 
CLU's first appearance in such a competi- 
tion; they are favored to do well. 

"The stoplight party was my first time 
at Borderline," junior Jon Oien said, "I 
spent my 21st birthday there, drinking Irish 
car bombs and White Russians, while my 
friends bought me shots and beers." 

College night at Borderline follows 
country twostep and a couples dance 
review. It starts at 10 p.m. with drink spe- 
cials all night, drawing hundreds of dance 
team supporters weekly. 

Total cost of the competition is nearly 
$10,000, including airfare and fees. The uni- 
versity is not offsetting these fees, leaving 
the dance team to raise or pay out of pocket 
for the costs of competition. 

"We make between $150 and $200 
Please see BORDEKLINL, p. J 

After weeks of anticipation, the 
Multimedia Arts Festival was finally show- 
cased in the Soiland Humanities building. The 
festival was delayed because of failed projec- 
tors and other mechanical problems that the 
department faced. 

This is the sixth year that the multimedia 
and art department has conducted the show. 
The exhibit showcases a collaborative selec- 
tion of art from students and displays them for 
others to see. 

Lasting only from March 6-13, this show 
is the crowning achievement of the multime- 
dia capstone class. 

The festival includes art forms, such as 
video clips, short films and paintings. 

"The show shows that a lot of the students 
at this school are creative and allow themselves 
to express their artistic side," said Jihan Gray, 
senior and participant in the festival. 

"I have done other independent pieces 
in art, but this was my first experience in 
multimedia and 1 have two pieces that I have 
completed in the show," Gray said. 

Although the festival has been a hit, there 
have been some complaints about the display 
of the art. 

"I am disappointed that none of the work 
is credited to the artists," said Jaime Stachler, a 
senior Communication in PR major. 

Some suggestions for future festivals 
have been to credit the artists next to their 
piece with artist name, major and maybe who 
or what their inspiration was for the piece. 

"I would also like to know how each 

used to complete the project," Stachler said. 

Students would like to see more informa- 
tion in general about the artists who made the 
festival possible and the process to which they 
took in order to get where they are. The only 
section that credited any artist was the video 

"The school's program 
is really good in that it 
allows the students to 
show their talent using 
today's technologies and 

Jihan Gray 

Although the focus is on the art itself, 
students still feel thai the artets should be 
acknowledged for their hard work and accom- 
plishments in the arts. 

The festival attracted students form all 
disciplines and everyone was invited to help 
with the setup, to create art themselves and to 
view the accomplishments of other artists. 

"1 do freelance graphic artwork and Web 
design, so I was excited to come and see the 
show and what the artists have done." Stachler, 
who has worked in Santa Barbara for three 
years in the profession, said. 

CLU and the art department have created 
the festival to celebrate the artists and what the 
department works on throughout the year. 

"The school's program is really good in 
that it allows the students to show their talent 
using today's technologies and tools." Gray 

piece was constructed and what medium was said. 

An American student in Paris 

dren, which means dog poop is everywhere. 

By Emily Gjellstad 
Foreign Correspondent 

It's getting to be about that time when stu- 
dents are thinking about which classes to take 
next semester, which dorm to live in and who 
their roommates will be. It's also time to think 
about studying abroad. There are numerous 
study abroad programs available to students 
at CLU. 1 have taken advantage of one such 
program and have spent the last two months 
in Paris studying at The American Business 
School. Here are just a few things I have 
learned and experienced during my short stay. 

Paris has extraordinary culture. At 5 
p.m., the streets are filled with the smell of 
fresh baked bread and everyone is carrying 
a baguette. Since bakeries are everywhere, 
there is never any shortage of bread. Don't 
expect to accomplish anything between the 
hours of noon and 1 :30 p.m., everyone is on 
lunch break at one of the thousands of cafes 
that Paris has to offer. If you're a smoker, you 
will be accepted just about anywhere except 
the metro. 

•There are more dogs in Paris than chil- 

For those of you who have seen the final epi- 
sode of "Sex and the City," you know exactly 
what I'm talking about. I have been lucky 
enough to have not yet stepped in it, but from 
the smashed evidence on the sidewalks, 1 can 
determine that many others have not had my 
luck. If you choose to study in Paris, watch 
where you step. 

The French are also very argumentative 
and aren't afraid to tell you what they think. 
Take the time to notice your surroundings 
and appreciate the culture you are living in. 
Though you may long for life in America at 
first, you will begin to appreciate the way of 
life wherever you decide to study. 

Paris is also a major hub for train travel. 
There are five train stations which have trains 
coming from and going to cities all over 
Europe. Living in Paris gives you easy access 
to travel all over Europe. Amsterdam is only a 
four hour train ride away. However you must 
be careful to go to the right train station. To get 
to one station from another takes awhile, even 
if you run and are careful not to get smashed in 
Please see PARIS, p. J 

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This week at California Lutheran University: 

March 16, 2005 


march 16 

ASCLli Spring General Elections 


RA Notification 

University Chapel - Dr. Ritterbush 

10:10 a.m. 

College Republicans Meeting 

Nygreen I 
7:30 p.m. 

Common Ground 

9:11 p.m. 


march 17 

Women 's Softball vs. Pittsburgh State 

Softball Field 

3 p.m. 

Intramural Basketball 

8 p.m. 


march 18 

Baseball vs. Menlo 
Amgen Field 
2:30 p.m. 

Spring Break Begins 

4 p.m. 

University Houses Applications Due 

Residence Life Office 

5 p.m. 


march 19 

Spring Break 

Baseball vs. Menlo 
Amgen Field 
11 a.m. 


march 21 

Men 's Golf Tournament 

La Purisima 
7 a.m. 


march 22 

Men 's Golf Tournament 

La Purisima 
7 a.m. 


march 28 

Classes Resume 
4 p.m. 

ASCLU-G Senate Meeting 

Nygreen 1 
5:15 p.m. 

ASCLU-G Programs Board Meeting 

Nygreen 1 
7 p.m. 


march 29 

Peer A dviser Applications A vuilable 


All day 

Fashion Club Meeting 

Nygreen 3 

7 p.m. 

CLU Choir Concert 


8 p.m. 


march 30 

University Chapel - Dr. Bauer 


Women 's History Month: Guiltless 
Shopping and Sweatshop Documentary 

6:30 p.m. 

Common Ground 

9:11 p.m. 


march 31 

Women 's History Month: Discussion 
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7 p.m. 

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9 p.m. 

The Need: Ceramics Express with Malt 
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PARIS, Continued from page 

the doors of the metro. My advice to you: take 
a taxi if you find yourself at the wrong station 
to avoid missing the train. Then again, missing 
the train only adds to your adventure. 

If you're like me and have spent five 
years studying Spanish, don't be afraid of the 
language barrier. The French aren't rude about 
speaking English. Most people will know you 
are American just by looking at you and will 
speak English even if you speak to them in 
French, or say nothing at all. For example, 
while I was in Italy. I asked a man a question 
in French, forgetting that I was in Italy, and 
he responded in English. Everyone speaks 
English here, and if you do have a problem 
understanding someone, gestures and com- 
mon sense work wonders. 

I would suggest looking into The 
American Business School in Paris even if 
you aren't a business major. I am taking a his- 
tory class, a philosophy class, and a political 
science class. Be sure to take advantage of the 
language classes. It is important to learn the 
language of the country you are studying in. 
That is one mistake I have made. 1 decided not 
to take French because it interfered with my 
accounting class. Since then, I have decided 
not to pursue a business administration minor 
and have found myself wishing I was in a 
French class. Make sure you know which 

classes you need to take, and leave a few core 
requirements for your study abroad experi- 
ence. I have found myself taking classes that 
would count for a requirement 1 have alreadv 

If you are seeking a genuine study-abroad 
experience, I highly suggest studying at one of 
CLU's direct exchange universities, I wouldn't 
spend an outrageous amount of money on a 
private study abroad program only to have 
your hand held throughout the entire process. 

If you are fearless, go by 
yourself. Not only will 
you have to learn how to 
really live in the city in 
which you are studying, 
but you will be forced to 
meet other people. 

I have met several students who chose 
that route. They arrived with cell phone in 
hand, metro passes, and a kindergarten-style 
orientation to the city in which they would call 
home for the next five months. They even have 
a "home-base" to which they can go should 
they have questions, or get into some kind of 
trouble. It's more exciting to figure things out 
on your own. Take a risk. Get yourself out of 

your own trouble. Walk around the city and 
get lost, you may find something interesting. 
Make the mistake of ordering an 8" by 10" 
photo of yourself when all you needed was a 
small identity size photo for your transporta- 
tion pass. It's more fun that way, and in the 
end you will have more interesting stories to 
tell when you come home. 

If you are fearless, go by yourself. Not 
only will you have to learn how to really live 
in the city in which you are studying, but you 
will be forced to meet other people; people 
from other countries can teach you a great deal 
about tolerance, foreign issues and who can 
help you understand differences in culture. 

My experience has just begun and I 
have already been to Italy, Amsterdam, and 
Brussels. I have met people from all over the 
world, and even set off the alarm at the Louvre. 
Luckily I walked away without any trouble. 

Take advantage of having international 
students at CLU. Talk to them and see what 
they think about life in Southern California. 
Living and going to school in Thousand Oaks 
is a whole world apart from living and study- 
ing in Paris. 

Deciding to study abroad is a big deci- 
sion, and I hope it is one everyone will con- 
sider and many will decide to do. Don't make 
it something you regret not doing. If you have 
any questions about studying in Paris feel free 
to E-mail me at 

Borderline brings fun to Wednesdays 

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in tips weekly, and three team members 
receive wages from Borderline," Angarano 
said. "It is the only fundraiser that would work 
every week to corjtinuously bring in money for 
the entire year,'" Angarano added. 

These fundraisers have been going on 
since September and wil! continue after the 

"The best part is going there with a group 

and laughing at each other doing stupid things 
the whole time, to go along with the dancing," 
freshman Travis Colahan said. 

The Wednesday night specials have been 
a huge draw since they began last semester, 
quickly growing to several hundred partygo- 
ers every week. The crowds grew so large 
that club managers were forced to segregate 
the bar area from the dance floor to prevent 
underage drinking. But few seem to mind the 

"The dance team girls are amazing! They 
are all sweethearts and are great at what they 
do. I am happy to support such a great team," 
Junior Anais Lewis said. 

College Night at Borderline is open to all 
college students. 

"People from Channel [slands. Pierce, 
Moorpark and other colleges in the area 
attend," Angarano said. "People come to 
Borderline because it's fun, there are a lot of 
CLU students, and it breaks up the week." 

G as 'N Go . . . 
. . . Bankrupt? 

Worldwide crude oil and gasoline 
prices have hit record highs in re- 
cent weeks. Some blame capitalism, 
some blame international oil cartels. 
But everyone is feeling the pinch. 

Profits, in IxS. dollars, posted by 
the top ten American oil compa- 
nies for the fiscal year 2004. 


2003 Gross Domestic Product of 
Mexico, in U.S. dollars. 


Average price, in U.S. dollars, ol 
a gallon of regular unleaded gaso- 
line nationwide on March 14. 


First year in history that the aver- 
age nationwide price for gasoline 
has surpassed $2/gallon. 

!tage price, in U.S. dollars, of 
a gallon of regular unleaded gaso- 
line in California on March 14. 

L^isf year 

casi year that a new refinery was 
built in the U.S. Oil companies 
often blame high prices on a lack 
of refinery capacity. 

umber of new refineries planned 
for the immediate future^ %) y\ 

Sources: Bloomberg, CNN. FOXNEWS. 
OPEC MSN. CIA World Factbook. 


Iver Meldahl graphic 

Pimp Your Ride! 

18-22 year olds call 
(310) 907-2688 or email 
Include: name, age, address, 
phone numbers, email 
address, description of dam- 
aged car and a picture of it 
with its owner. 

Compiled by 
Amanda Marsh 

New Movies for March 4: 

"Ice Princess" 

"The Ring Two" 

"Melinda and Melinda" 

"Milk and Honey" 



"The Upside of Anger" 

REMINDER: Stock up on 
discount movie tickets in 
the SUB for SDrino. Break! 

House of Blues 

Sunset Strip: 

March 17-Living Legends 

with J-Live, Pigeon John and 

Move. Meant. 

March 18-Big Head Todd and 

the Monsters with Carbon 


March 19-The Young 


March 20-Xzibit 

Doors open at 8 p.m. 

Tickets may be purchased 

online at 

Restaurant Spotlight: 

Buca di Beppo 

Type of Food: Immigrant 

Southern Italian 

Where: Thousand Oaks 

Hours: Mon.-Thu: 5-10, 

Fri: 5-11, Sat: 12-11, & 

Sun: 12-10. 

Average meal price: $15 

Phone Number: 

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*The Canyon Club: 

March 17-St. Patrick's Day 
Boogie Nights 
March 18-Spazmatics 
March 19-Blue Oyster Cult 
Doors open at 6 p.m. 
Tickets may be purchased 
from the Box Office (818) 
879-5016 or online at 

Want to be on Elimidate? 

Send a photo with name, 
address, two phone num- 
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or E-mail info and picture to 

Local Concert 

love, story, hero 
March 18 at 8 p.m. 
Thousand Oaks 
Coffee N' Dreams 
(in Janss Marketplace) 

This Week: 

Have a fun and safe Spring Break! 

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The Echo 

Charity Checks encourage 
giving among students 


March 16, 2005 

By Evan White 
Staff Writer 

More than 100,000 charity organiza- 
tions are registered in the State of California 
that accept and distribute over $10 billion 
each year. Usually, people write a check 
and move on about their day. but the cre- 
ators of Charity Checks are doing tlieir 
part to change the face of philanthropy. 

The Community Service Center 
helps students to find outlets to ser- 
vice the community while promoting 
leadership, responsibility, understand- 
ing and an appreciation of differences. 

Charity Checks is the brainchild of 
the husband-and-wife team Victor Dorff, 
a journalist and CLU professor, and Lisa 
Sonne, a documentary film producer and 
magazine writer. Charity Checks allow an 
individual to give a donation to a second 
party, who decides where the money will go. 

Charity Checks give the gift of giv- 
ing. Their certificates are presents that 
encourage charitable giving on all levels. 

"You give them to the people you 
care about and the recipients give them 
to the causes they want to help — relief 
funds, soup kitchens, hospitals and public 
television, just to name a few," Dorff said. 

Charity Checks has been in existence 
for five years and has recently been featured 
in many national newspapers, such as The 
Washington Post and The Los Angeles Times. 
"The giver of a Charity Check receives 
the tax-deduction, but the receivers enjoy 
the opportunity to make a contribu- 
tion of their own choosing," Dorff said. 

When someone decides to use a Charity 
Check, the purchaser receives the total amount 
of the purchase as a tax deduction. If they 
order 10 Charity Checks for $50 apiece, the 
purchaser will receive a $500 tax deduction, 

and the receivers of each check receive a "giv- 
ing certificate" for the total amount of $50. 

Part of Charity Checks community service 
program offers guidelines and a curriculum to 
teach giving in the classroom. This teaching 
tool provides students with a hands-on giving 
experience that helps to start the habit of phi- 
lanthropy at a young age. In sponsored class- 
rooms, students receive a blank check that they 
can give to any organization that they wish. 

"Math came alive with Charity Checks," 
said, Mataew Stuart a Santa Susana High 
School junior. "We graphed the prospective 
charity's data, and it was really cool." Six 
Southern California school districts use the 
curriculum, with over 100 classrooms partici- 

"I used them in my classroom to teach 
students about giving," said Peter Huyber, 
a high school government teacher at Santa 
Susana High School of Santa Ana. 

"My class was very excited about tak- 
ing part in this project. They were proud of 
their gift of giving," said Amanda Haver, a 
fifth grade teacher at Park Oaks Elementary 

With over 800,000 IRS-qualified chari- 
ties across the country, the possibilities of 
giving are immense. 

"Anyone can order Giving Certificates 
from anywhere in the country," Dorff said, "to 
help charities in need, to help your taxes and to 
help your gift-giving needs." 

The Community Service Center works 
to create and promote service opportuni- 
ties to enhance student education and foster 
a positive living-learning environment. 

Contact CLU's Community Service 
Center at 805^193-3981 or at 
to learn more. 

Charity Checks can be ordered online at or by calling 800-854- 

Whole Foods completes 
move to new location 

By Steven W. Alloway 
Special To The Echo 

fe {ft© teata) E 
1Mb fin (ft© (W 

Immigrant Women and the 
Fight for Fair Work 

Whole Foods Market, on Avenida de los 
Arboles, closed its doors forever on Sunday 
night, after nearly 16 years of doing busi- 
ness at that location. A new branch opened 
Wednesday on Moorpark and Wilbur. 

With the motto, "Whole Foods, Whole 
People, Whole Planet," the Whole Foods 
Corporation proclaims itself, "The world's 
leading natural and organic foods supermar- 
ket" Selling only products with all-natural 
ingredients, Whole Foods doesn't carry a lot 
of popular brand names. Their stores instead 
sell products that are difficult to find in a 
regular supermarket, such as vegan-friendly 
baked goods, imported aged cheeses and a 
wide assortment of meats, including buffalo 
and ostrich. 

In order to get rid of their remaining 
inventory before the move, the Arboles 
Whole Foods featured a 20 percent off sale 
over the weekend on everything in the store. 
An estimated 1,500 people came to take 
advantage of the sale; the store remained 
crowded until its closing at 9 p.m. Sunday, 
even though by that time most of the shelves 
were empty. 

As for the items that were not sold. 
Whole Foods will donate to various chari- 
table organizations or distribute amongst 
their other local branches. 

"I've worked here 16 years, and it's a 
tnp to see die shelves so empty," said Tony 
Rodriguez, Whole Foods' assistant store 
team leader, the store's tenn for an assistant 

Rodriguez began working at Whole 

; in 1989 as a janitor and is now the 

only one of over 80 people employed at the 
Arboles branch, who did not make the move 
to the new location. 

Three days later, the new store opened 
on Moorpark and Wilbur. Live reggae music 
played in front of the store, and employees 
handed out free demi-baguettes to die first 
300 customers, so that, according to die 
store's website, employees and customers 
alike could break bread together. 

Inside the store, other employees distrib- 

"I've worked here 16 
years, and it's a trip 
to see the shelves so 

Tony Rodriguez 
Whole Foods Assistant Team Leader 

uted free samples of everything from garlic 
pepper-bacon to fine cheeses to strawberry 
halves dipped in a fountain of chocolate fon- 

The Moorpark and Wilbur Whole Foods 
are 35,000 square feet — more dian twice the 
size of the Arboles branch. 

It features a fresh seafood department, 
in-store bread-baking, a salad bar, a sushi bar 
and an olive bar, featuring 28 different variet- 
ies of olives of all shapes and sizes for $7.99 
per pound. 

"This place is great," one customer saiii. 
"FU have to start doing my shopping here." i 

Whole Foods Market is open for busi- 
ness, from 8 ajn to 10 p.m seven days a 

Fair Trade Marketplace 

Human Rights Watch .Wed., March 30 

Samulson Chapel 6:30 p.m. and 8:30 p.m. 

What coo/d be better than guiltless shopping? Purchase items mat reward lair labor 
and trade practices. Open before and after the "Made in LA. " screening. 

Made in LA. » fc»i 

Garment Worker Center Representatives Wed., March 30 

Samulson Chapel , 7:00 p.m. 

This documentary-in-progress by Almudena Carrecedo tells the story of five Latina women working in 
sweatshops in Los Angeles. The Him follows their transformation from victims of exploitation to labor activists. 
A screening of the trailer will be followed by Q&A with representatives from the Garment Worker Center of LA., 
the coalition of workers behind the film. 

Women's History Month 


March 30 - April 1 

California Lutheran 

Sponsored by the Gender and Women's Studies Program 

in conjunction with the Artists and Speakers Committee, 

Cnisade for Justice and Human Rights Watch. 

Free admission. 

Info: (805) 493-3243 or 

This advertisement was created by Chris Meierding 

Dr. Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo, USC 

Moricela Morales, CAUSE Thurs., March 31 

Samulson Chapel , 7:00 p.m. 

Pierrette Hondagneu-Sotelo, professor of Sociology at USC, will discuss her most recent book, "Domeslka: Immigrant 
Workers Cleaning and Caring in the Shadows of Affluence" (20011. Maricela Morales, associate executive director of CAUSE 
(Central Coast Alliance United for a Sustainable Economy) will offer a local perspective on immigrant labor and the struggle for 
fair working conditions. 

Garment Worker Center 

Field Trip to LA. Fri„ April 1, 4:00 p.m. 

Tour the Garment Worker Center and area clothing factories for an up-close look at the everyday lives of immigrant women in LA. 
Representatives from the Garment Worker Center will discuss their recent legal victory against the clothing retailer Forever 21 lor 
missed wages and dangerous working conditions. Their story is currently featured in the March issue of "Glamour" magazine. 

Now That You Know... 

Crusade for lustice Fri., April 1 

Student Union Building :. „ 4:00 p.m. 

What are our ethical obligations to our neighbors working in unfair conditions? What should ordinary people do when they see injustice? 
A follow-up discussion immediately following the field-trip to LA Participation in the field-trip is NOT required to join this discussion. 

©Hu JitasMB 

The Echo 


March 16, 2005 

Review on multimedia art show 

By Jaime Slachler 
Staff Wkitf.r 

As a free-lance graphic artist and Web 
designer. I attended die Multimedia Art Show 
in the Kwan Fong Galley injiopes ol viewing 
artwork that would inspire some new ideas in 
my own work. 

Overall. I cannot say that I walked away 
with any feelings of inspiration. 

Even if I had been compelled by. moved 
by or interested in any particular piece of 
work, there was no way for me to discuss the 
piece, by author, medium or title. 

Artist names were not attached to the 
hanging artwork, and only some names could 
be found in the short videos that were on 

This disturbed me both on behalf of the 
artist, but also on behalf of the viewer. As an 
artist, it is important to take credit for all of the 
ideas, themes and thought processes behind an 
art piece. 

That is part of the experience in sharing 
art and often part of what helps an observer 
establish a feeling toward a piece of art. 

Titles serve an even more important role 
in experiencing art. By titling a piece, an artist 
is often reveals the theme, principle and idea 
that is the source of the creation. 

Without a title, these pieces of art are just 
there, some of them compelling and some not. 
Even the art that is not compelling could possi- 

bly lead to interesting and compelling thought 
if the title is intriguing. 

A similar purpose is served by listing 
the medium in which the art is done. For me, 
and especially in the case of multimedia, it is 
helpful and thought provoking to know what 
computer programs were used to build each 
piece of art, especially in regard to the printed 

Often, connecting a piece of art with the 
program used to create it helps to add an inter- 
esting perspective into the building process of 
the piece. 

Connecting the piece of art to a program 
may also provoke a viewer to learn more about 
the programs used to create such dynamic 

As to the quality of the show in general. 
I found the video productions to be quality 
displays exhibiting the talent of the students 
who created them and the most intriguing part 
of the show. 

The editing and production of the pieces 
appeared to be more complete than printed 
work with greater insight to themes and mean- 
ing. Part of the reason such a feeling lacked 
in the printed work was due to the absence of 
artist, title and medium. 

Despite this, there still were some printed 
pieces that provoked interest, but more could 
have been done to enhance the collection. 

Another surprise was the lack of any kind 
of commercial art theme. In a society of the 
grow mg commercial art industry. I had hoped 

Campus Quotes 

Photograph by Craig Herrera 
A student stops by the display in the Kwan Fong Gallery. The exhibit 
displays pieces from CLU students in Multimedia Design classes. 
to see some excellent displays of multimedia as Overall, I enjoyed the gallery, but left 

it could be applied to a real world situation, in with more questions about the Multimedia 
the form of advertising, typography or design- Department than I had about the students' 
oriented pieces with commercial value. artwork. 

Where are you going for Spring Break? 

Lauren Franck, 2007 

7 am staying on campus and work- Tm going home to Medford. 
ir >9" Oregon." 

Cierra Lockwood, 2007 

Jon Oakman, 2005 

"I'm going on a roadtrip to South 
em Oregon with the boys. " 

"I'm going to Las Vegas with my 
girlfriend, Marianne." 


Emihano Gonzalez, 2006 

"I'm going to Miami to relax. " 

early Sandell, 2005 

"I'm going to Cal State Berkeley for 
a ti'ack meet, then I'm going home. " 

Austin Jones, 2008 

"I'm going to San Diego, and I 
might hit up Cancun." 

Alex Williams, 2006 

"I am going on a safari in Mada- 

Campus Quotes and photographs were compiled by Kelly Barnett and Craig Herrera. 

The Echo 


March 16, 2005 

2005-2006 General Elections 

Programs Boar 

Natalie Chediak 

Senior Programs Board Representative 

During my work as a peer advisor, I've 
been able to connect with a variety of students 
on a professional and a recreational level. I 
have been heavily involved with the Theatre 
Arts Department, including working as the 
Departmental Assistant, where I've had the 
opportunity to help plan several events. I have 
a strong outgoing personality and am always 
coming up with innovative and creative ways 
to have a little fun. Don't disappoint my 

Jamie Gehrs 

Senior Programs Board Representative 

Hi, my name is Jamie Gehrs and I'm 
running for Senior Programs Board! I want 
to be elected for this position so that I can help 
infuse our Club Lu events with more energy 
and excitement. I have worked for restaurants 
and catering companies, so I'm familiar with 
working all different types events. I've had 
a great year at Cal Lu and would love to be 
able to have this opportunity to become more 

Kurt Sanders 

Senior Programs Board Representative 

Hey CLU! My name is Kurt Sanders 
and I am running for Senior Programs Board 
Rep. I am highly qualified for this position 
because I have had three years of program- 
ming experience at Cal Lu as a current 
Programs Board Rep, an RA, and a coordi- 
nator for the Community Service Center. As 
Senior Programs Board Rep, I'll keep quality 
programs coming to you, and ensure that the 
Senior class is well represented. 

Meggie Graves 

Senior Programs Board Representative 

My experience in government the past 2 
years has given me the skills and knowledge 
to put on tun and exciting programs. This year 
my committee planned events such as Play for 
Pay and Club Night at Borderline. Let me 
continue to put on more great events for you 
next year. As a senior on Programs Board 
I also intend on planning excellent farewell 
events for the class of '06. 

Micah Nanio 

Senior Programs Board Representative 

Good Afternoon, my name is Micah 
Naruo and I am running for Senior Programs 
Board Rep. I have enjoyed meeting students 
through Club Lu events for the past 2 years 
on Programs Board I still believe in Student 
Excellence, so if you want more next year, 
vote Micah. As Pedro says, "If you vote for 
me ... all of your wildest dreams will come 
true ..." Thank you for your time and have a 
nice day! 

Venus Tamayo 

Senior Programs Board Representative 

My name is Venus Tamayo and I'm run- 
ning for Senior Representative for Programs 
Board. I am actively involved with the Latin 
American Student Organization and Student 
Support Services. Both these leadership posi- 
tions make me a great candidate for the job 
because of the constant event planning that 
these positions require. If I am elected I will 
bring a fresh new voice to ASCLU and do my 
best to bring new events to the CLU campus. 

Sean McDermott 

Junior Programs Board Representative 

Working with a group is ideal for me, 
because often the best work I'm associated 
with is spawned and derived from ideas of my 
peers and then incorporated with my own. If 
anyone has any ideas as to what they would 
like to see happen in regard to Club LU, or any 
of the dances, fill me in and if elected I'll do 
my best to bring up those ideas. 

Chelsea Taylor 

Junior Programs Board Representative 

Hi! My name is Chelsea Taylor and I 
am running for Junior Programs Board Rep. I 
have been on ASCLU for the past two years, 
first on Residence Hall Association then as a 
Sophomore Rep on Programs Board this year. 
1 have had an amazing time representing stu- 
dents and planning campus wide events. It's 
what I love to do! So go out there and vote- 
have a wonderful day! 

Ashley Noonan 

Junior Programs Board Representative 

If elected, I will work with the rest of 
ASCLU programs board to make Club Lu's 
a tun and refreshing way to start the weekend! 
In HS 1 worked on such program committees 
as prom, formal and grad night and as a fresh- 
man here at CLU I was a part of RHA, which 
planned various hall events. Vote for me for 
Junior Programs Board because I will bring 
excitement, passion, and dedication to all that 
I do! 

Jared Clark 

Junior Programs Board Representative 

What's goin on CLU, my name is Jared. 
I've been on Programs Board for two years 
and have plans to embellish our programs 
and bring new ones for next year. About me, I 
play water polo and I'm involved with youth 
ministry. I have a passion to serve this school, 
represent all of you as best I can, and make 
next year's events as enjoyable as possible. 
Thanks, have a good one and God Bless. 

Autumn Malloy 

Junior Programs Board Representative 

Hey, I'm Autumn Malloy and I'm run- 
ning for junior programs board representative. 
I not only have the experience of being on 
ASCLU for the past two years, but I also have 
the dedication and enthusiasm to do an awe- 
some job at this position. At the election table, 
remember, vote Autumn - a good season and a 
great choice! 

Taylor Olson 

Sophomore Programs Board Rep. 

I'm Taylor Olson and I'm running for 
Programs Board This year I've been able to 
experience what it's like to be on Programs 
Board. The committee I was on organized 
Cosmic Bowling, the Carnival, Ice Skating, 
and Dr. Drew. By being involved with plan- 
ning these events I know what it takes to give 
you what you want and how to make it fun to 
attend. If elected I will continue to work hard 
for you. 

Madison Hartstein 

Sophomore Programs Board Rep. 

I love being involved in school. I have 
so much fun planning all of the events and 
meeting tons of people while doing so! This 
year my committee was in charge of a lot 
of different events including Play for Pay 
and Borderline. I have lots of ideas of how 
to improve things and I am adamant about 
having student input I hope that I can serve 
for another year on Programs Board Thanks! 
Madison Hartstein 

Kristin Carlson 

Junior Programs Board Representative 

I would like to be on Junior Programs 
Board because I had a blast in high school 
planning and putting on dances and events. 
I've worked in student government for four 
years and would love the chance to become 
more involved at CLU. Give me a shot at 
Programs Board and I swear I '11 make it worth 
your while. 

Annie Mathre 

Sophomore Programs Board Rep. 

Hi, I'm Annie Mathre and am so excited 
to be running for Programs Board! I want to 
be more involved with the planning of events 
on campus and get to know other people at this 
school. I have event planning experience with 
the Sierra Pacific Synod Youth Committee as 
well as high school youth group. I really enjoy 
working with other people, and I look forward 
to serving the students of CLU! 

Mikey Roehlk 

Sophomore Programs Board Rep. 

Hello, my name is Mikey. I am running for 
Sophomore Programs Board Representative. 
I also have experience with this position 
because I was a representative for the fresh- 
man class this year. Some of the programs 
that I have planned are: Chuck-E-Cheese 
night, movie night at Janss Marketplace and 
the upcoming Spring Formal and Lu Down. I 
believe that this makes me the most qualified 
for this position. 

Nichole Robson 

Commuter Programs Board Rep. 

PicNic! My name is Nichole Robson I 
am running for Commuter Rep on Programs 
Board I have served as the Commuter Rep 
for the past year now. I have also helped plan 
many events over the years for various church 
organizations for groups of 20 to groups of 
2,000 people. I want to continue to involve 
more commuter students in CLU activities. 
Vote Nichole Robson for Programs Board 
Commuter Rep. 

Amy Thomas 

Commuter Programs Board Rep. 

I would be the best candidate for 
Commuter Programs Board because I have 
had experience in leadership programs. I've 
participated in ASB and was Renaissance 
Coordinator. My responsibilities as coor- 
dinator focused on academics and to raise 
money for the senior class. As Renaissance 
Coordinator I put on two rallies, a talent show 
and lip-sync, both of which I participated in. 
I would be honored and excited to help plan 
events as well as making a difference. 

QlMK |Togtffi 

March 16, 2005 


2005-2006 General Elections 


The Echo 7 

Kacey Brackney 
Senior Senator 

I embody the skills, experience, and 
knowledge of CLU to successfully represent 
student concerns. I have competently rep- 
resented the students of CLU for the past 3 
years, by voting in favor of improving the fit- 
ness center, putting card readers on New West, 
and helped to send CLU students to national 
theater events. I have more closely lobbied for 
the improvements that we are now enjoying 
both in the library and in study abroad Let me 
continue to serve you! 

Loren Scott 
Senior Senator 

Throughout my life I have come across 
situations which have qualified me for the 
position in Senate. I have attended leadership 
camps, coached high school sports, and most 
importantly been at a mend's side to lend 
an ear. These experiences have enabled me 
to be in touch with the CLU student spirit 
As Senator, my goal is to extend the bond 
between administration, alumni and students, 
bringing our generations together, creating a 
stronger CLU family. 

Marissa TsanifT 
Senior Senator 

I am qualified and ready for a position on 
the 2005-2006 Student Senate. I am commit- 
ted to ASCLU-G, proven by my two years of 
experience in the student senate. During this 
time, I've listened to you and anticipated your 
needs, as evidenced by the $17,000 library 
improvement projects for which I successfully 
lobbied. If you elect me you can continue to 
anticipate positive change. Thank you 

Jimmy Wall 
Junior Senator 

I am very interested in being a liaison 
between you and the administration. I have 
extensive leadership experience including 
earning the rank of Eagle Scout Part of the 
requirements for the Eagle rank includes a 
community service project, which I indepen- 
dently planned and carried out. My leader- 
ship experience includes both scouting and 
church organizations. I look forward to the 
opportunity to represent you to the school's 

Trent Meeks 
Junior Senator 

My name is Trent Meeks and I am cur- 
rently a sophomore. I want to be a senator 
because I feel I have attributed the tools and 
skills from my father (an Illinois Senator) that 
will enable me to effeely voice the important 
issues and concerns for the student body. I 
have been the treasure of BSU for two years, 
so I have a great feel for working with others. 

Oscar Madrigal 
Senior Senator 

I, Oscar Madrigal, am running for 
ASCLU senior Senate for the 2005-2006 
academic year. I want to bring new ideas that 
would incorporate the voice of the unheard 
into ASCLU. I feel that I am capable of this 
position because I am responsible, hard work- 
ing, and committed towards the CLU commu- 
nity. As one of your future senior Senators I 
will not let you down. 

Chris Howard 
Junior Senator 

My name is Chris Howard and I am run- 
ning for junior Senate. If elected, my goals as 
a senator will be to interact with the students 
and faculty as much as possible to create a 
better CLU for everyone. Everyone has got a 
friend in Chris. 

Adrian Mula 
Junior Senator 

I'm Adrian Mula and I'm running for 
Junior Senator. I have had many leadership 
positions in clubs and activities including: 
Logistics Committee and Team Captain of 
the AGS/Moorpark Team for Relay for Life 
of Moorpark, 1 st VP and Chairman of Special 
Events for Alpha Gamma Sigma, and Sail 
Committee Chairman for WYC. I will draw 
from my past experiences to be an outstanding 
leader here at CLU. !- 

Ashley Bosiacki 
Junior Senator 

Hello There, Fellow Scholars! My name 
is Ashley Bosiacki and I am running for Junior 
Senate. I feel that this position calls for a 
personable, outgoing, and vocal individuaL I 
am one heckuva Minnesotan with an eye for 
detail and an open mind for change. As an RA 
on campus for the past year and an intern for 
Educational Programs/Residence Life, I feel 
that I am qualified to represent you, the stu- 
dents of Cal Lutheran. 

Ashley Avella 
Junior Senator 

My name is Ashley Avella and I'm 
ning for Junior Senate! Currently 1 serve as the 
secretary of the BSU, as an Ambassador for 
Peace, and an Upward Bound Mentor. In my 
positions, I'm committed to creating a richer 
environment for all CLU students. As Junior 
Senate I will make sure you have a say in how 
the Senate spends your money on campus. If 
you want to see change at CLU, then Vote for 

Rosalyn Sayer 
Junior Senator 

As a candidate for Senate, I feel I repre- 
sent the student population of CLU as a well 
rounded, caring, and dedicated person I have 
held leadership positions as president of my 
high school's Christian Club and secretary 
of the French Club, vice president of CLU's 
Adventure Club, and a Peer Advisor. I have 
been involved in the planning and implemen- 
tation of many fundraisers and activities, both 
on and off campus and am passionate about 

Elliott Eisner 
Sophomore Senator 

Throughout high school, I was a mem- 
ber of the Senior Delegation committee as a 
spokesperson on all student-related issues. I 
am currendy co-President of Hillel, a proud 
member of the Manly Club, and not afraid 
of challenges. As Sophomore Senator, my 
top priority will be to make the changes 
you want to see happen on campus. So next 
Tuesday and Wednesday, ya'U vote Elliott 
Eisner, the 'Texas man with Big 01' Plans" for 
Sophomore Senator. 

Quinn Rossi 
Sophomore Senator 

During the past year, I have taken time tt 
get to know much of the student body at this 
school. As I approach the coming year, 1 see 
no better way to help this school than by repre- 
senting those people to the Senate committee. 
I pledge to listen to what you say, relay that to 
the Senate, and provide an accurate and effi- 
cient channel of communication between the 
student body and the student government 

Corey Russo 
Sophomore Senator 

I am Corey Russo, and I am running for 
Sophomore Senator. Throughout my high 
school years I was very involved in student 
government and activities, and 1 would like 
to continue working my magic here at CLU' I 
will bring experience and creativity to ASCL U 
if elected. 

f- I 

Katie Mahlberg 
Sophomore Senator 

I want to serve you! Being on Senate this 
passed year has allowed me to work on behalf 
of my classmates to make CLU the best place 
it can be. In particular, I have concentrated my 
efforts on campus dining and improvements 
for the SUB. I want to be on Senate next year 
to continue working on these issues and more. 
Senate is something that I am truly passion- 
ate about and dedicate my time and efforts to. 
Vote for Katie, she's your lady! 

Andrew Appel 
Sophomore Senator 

I am running for Sophomore Senate 
because I wish to represent the student body in 
every way possible and I will do so to the best 
of my abilities. I want to bring new thoughts 
and ideas into die Senate and also incorporate 
many issues and concerns that are of student 
interest inside the Senate. If you vote for me I 
will do my best to be an efficient, open-minded 
and strong student representative. 

Stefanie Lucas 
Sophomore Senator 

Hey! My name is Stefanie Lucas 
I'm running for the position of Sophomore 
Senate. I'm currently on Senate, and I have 
been working hard to meet student concerns. 
One of my accomplishments has been pass- 
ing a bill that funded jerseys for the Lacrosse 
Team. My most recent projects include work- 
ing to improve (he Cafeteria and the SUB. I 
will continue to be dedicated and hardworking. 
Vote Stefanie Lucas for Sophomore Senate 

Melissa DiCato 
Commuter Senator 

Hi, I'm Melissa DiCato I am currently 
your Freshmen senator. I feel that I'm quali- 
fied for the Commuter Senator because I am 
very motivated to take care of student needs 
and concerns around campus. If there is some- 
thing that needs improvement, I'll be the one 
to take care of it as soon as possible. Also, I am 
very excited to be at CLU and it's important to 
me to continue making a positive impact on 
our school. 

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March 16, 2005 


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Drama student going to Nationals 

McGill demonstrates the effects of an eye drawn on the eyelid of makeup model Laura Jakubs. McGill is going to nationals in the end of April. 

By Nancy Scrot'ano 
Stafk Writer 

Makeup is defined as materials, such 
as cosmetics and costumes, that an actor or 
actress uses in portraying a role. It also refers 
to cosmetics applied to the face to improve or 
change your appearance. 

Drama student Avrielle McGill won the 
regional Mehron award in makeup design 
from the Kennedy Center American College 
Theatre Festival. She is also a regional final- 

McGill will be going to the national festi- 
val in Washington DC to exhibit her work as a 
candidate for the national Mehron award. 

Every year, the CLU drama department 
participates in the KCACTF. The students 
enter their work and compete with other 
students from Region VIII. which includes 
colleges and universities from California, 
Arizona, Nevada, Utah, Hawaii and Guam. 
Drama faculty members Lolita Ball and Kevin 
Kem accompanied the students to Arizona for 
the regional competition. 

"The first thing that happens is profes- 
sors, professional actors or designers from the 
region go around and look at all the shows that 
are done and select the candidates dial they 
think are the best in the region both in perfor- 
mance and in design." Ball said. 

McGill was chosen for her makeupdesign 
work in the production of "Metamorphoses," 
directed by Kem last semester. She was also 
nominated for her work on "Hamlet the Disco 
Dane of Denmark." but could only have one 
lestival submission. 

'"Hamlet' was the first try and I fell like 
it was a lot of fun. but 1 didn't get to devote 
a lot of time to the makeup. I felt more con- 
fident with 'Metamorphoses,'" McGill said. 
She worked really hard on the makeup for 
"Metamorphoses." "I did all of the girls' 
makeup, and I had a team working to help do 

the guys' makeup," McGill said. 

In order to be eligible for the regional 
competition, McGill had to submit her work 
to the Region VIII Board. She showed her 
work in a five minute presentation followed by 
a three minute question session. "Avri has to 
show what the actor looked like before, with- 
out makeup, what the design for the makeup 
is, the concept for it is, and show what it 
looked like under stage lights. Then, she has to 
list all of the different makeup colors. She has 
research for every character," Ball said. 

went with the show 'Hayfever.' We've done 
well in all of the areas," Ball said. 

The week offered workshops for the stu- 
dents, including a "Lord of the Rings" special 
effects makeup seminar and a chance to tour 
the set of the stage production of "The Lion 

There were three finalists selected for 
tile Meliron award in makeup design and 
at die culmination of the week, McGill was 
announced the winner from Region VIII. 
"Mehron is a makeup company and is part 

McGill shows off her finished product outside the drama department. 

When the Board questioned McGill, she 
had to explain her design. "They really want 
to know how you tie the makeup into the rest 
of the play in regard to the directing, the scene 
design, costume design and lighting," McGill 

Tlie Region VIII competition in Arizona 
took place at die beginning of February for a 
week. There were seven judges in attendance, 
including professors. "It's a very intense week. 
The best shows from die area are chosen to 
perform there. Acouple of years ago, CLU 

sponsor of the makeup design competition 
and they award a prize of $100. They sponsor 
the trip to Washington D.C.." Ball said. 

According to the KCACTF Website, the 
national Mehron award winner in makeup 
design will receive a professional makeup 
case and supplies. The winner also gets an all 
expenses paid trip to New York City to tour 
the Mehron factory and tickets to a Broadway 
play or a trip to Los Angeles to attend the 
National Makeup Artist Convention. Mehron 
gives the national winner a scholarship to the 

Makeup Designory School. 

Former student and current CLU 
employee Brianne Davis '03 also received the 
regional Mehron award and a trip to Nationals 
in Washington D.C. in spring '03. Davis' 
makeup design was for the CLU production 
of "Hayfever." directed by CLU professor and 
Chair of Theatre Arts Michael Amdt. Davis 
had a positive learning experience at Nationals 
in Washington D.C. 

"I was taught by professionals in die field, 
got to see wonderful shows, exhibits, designs 
and meet widi people I never imagined I 
would get to meet. It was an amazing time that 
I will never forget. I also made contacts in the 
field diat you just dream about as a makeup 
artist. The workshops were wonderful and 
extremely interesting. My favorite was the 
blood and gore day," Davis said. 

Since attending Nationals and graduating 
from CLU. Davis has continued to pursue her 
interest in makeup design. "I have designed 
four shows since then, including the LA 
premiere of Jessica Hagedom's "Dogeaters." 
I have done hair and makeup as an artist for 
6 other shows. 2 films and multiple photo 
shoots. I am a frill time grad school student 
and employee but I adore doing hair and 
makeup and try to do it at every opportunity I 
can." Davis said. 

Davis and McGill share tile same passion 
for their work in makeup artistry. 

"I realh love makeup and you have really 
good opportunities at this school. There have 
been openings to do makeup design." McGill 
said. Ball has been like a mentor to McGill 
throughout diis process. "She's a pusher for 
all of us and she's a driving force in die dieatre 
department." McGill said. 

After McGill graduates diis year from 
CLU, she hopes to attend the Westmore 
Academy of Cosmetic Arts in Burbank, 
California "I really want to pursue a career in 
makeup artistry," McGill said. 

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March 16, 2005 


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Light vs dark, I'll have a Black & tan 

written up for drinking on campus. He wasn't 
drunk and he wasn't driving anywhere, but he 
got in trouble. William had to pay $40 to take 
an online course about the dangers of drinking. 
He told me that this course wasted three hours 
of his life. William graduated last December 
and now goes to Seminary in Pennsylvania. 
When he came back to visit my roommates 
and I earlier this year, he told us that drink- 
ing on campus is allowed at the Seminary 
school. William is going to be a great pastor 
some day. 

Instead of trying so hard to prevent 
students from drinking beer on campus, the 
administration should embrace our school's 
Lutheran heritage and do something revolu- 
tionary. They should teach students to drink 
responsibly. A great way to do this would be 

"Beer became a lot bet- 
ter with the advent of 
Christianity.. .Lutherans 
have a long, beer-loving 

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By Brett Rowland 
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"Beer is made by men, wine by tiod." 

-Martin Luther (1483-1546) 

Beer is the cornerstone of civilization. 
Beer was probably first fermented more than 
10,000 years ago. The Egyptians made it from 
barley, the Babylonians made it from wheat 
and the Incas and Japanese made it from com. 
An ancient Assyrian tablet claims that Noah 
brought beer with him on the ark. Four thou- 
sand years ago, in Mesopotamia, beer brewing 
was a highly esteemed profession and the best 
brewers were women. Hammurabi wrote 
rules (set in stone) for regulating taverns in 
his famous code of laws written in 2,100 B.C. 
Hammurabi didn't want his beer-drinking 
citizens to get ripped off by tavern proprietors. 
According to Hammurabi, the punishment for 
overcharging patrons was death. 

Hammurabi would never have paid $4 
for a shot of Jagermiester. But that's because 
Jagermiester wasn't invented until 1935. 
Hammurabi would never have paid $5 for 
a 12-pack of Pabst Blue Ribbon. But that's 
because Pabst is terrible. 

Beer became a lot better with the advent 
of Christianity. Monks not only paved the war 
for modem hotel chains, they also were some 
of the first master brewers and distillers of the 
Christian era. Saint Augustine of Hippo is 
the patron saint of beer. According to some 
scholars. Saint Bright turned water into beer to 
feed lepers. Lutherans have a long, beer-loving 
history. Perhaps that is because Martin Luther 
was a German. 

Here at California Lutheran University, 
beer is not allowed. Students are not allowed 
to drink beer on campus or have beer on cam- 
pus, but can be drunk with beer on campus 
so long as their behavior is not "undesirable" 
(Student Handbook). Students who choose to 
break these rules repeatedly are exiled from 
this university's loving, Lutheran commu- 
nity. Hammurabi and Martin Luther probably 
would not have attended school here. Emperor 
Charlemagne considered beer to be essential to 
moderate, healthy Christian life. He probably 
would have gone to Chico State. 

Many administrators don't believe that 
beer and alcohol help CLU to achieve its 
stated mission. In fact, these administrators 
believe that beer and alcohol may hinder the 
university from accomplishing its mission. 
These people go to great lengths to prevent 
students from drinking on campus. Just ask 
the nearest RA. 

A good friend and former roommate of 
mine, we'll call him William, likes to drink 
beer. Like Hammurabi, he hates to pay a lot 
of money for beer. He doesn't like to spend 
$5 for a pint of Grolsch in the pub; he likes 
to spend $7 for a six-pack. William once got 

Brett Rowland 

serve beer and wine in the cafeteria to students 
who are 2 1 years of age or older. These stu- 
dents could enjoy one or two drinks with their 
evening meals. They could sit upstairs in the 
Cafeteria above underage students. This would 
promote healthy and responsible drinking. 

Ameri ca has f reedom of choice, not truth 

exist and what is in store for us after we die. understanding of other religions, whether it is 

By Kim Allen 

Jesus said, "1 am the way, and the truth, 
and the life ; no one comes to the Father but 
through Me." This might be the most narrow- 
minded and offensive statement anyone has 
ever made. So what about those who believe 
in reincarnation? What about those who 
believe you have to be a "good person" to go 
to heaven? How could He say something like 
that if there are people, who believe deeply in 
another way to get to eternal paradise? 

Believing in something does not make 
something true. I can believe with all my heart 
that President Bush is a tall African American 
female, but not only does that sound absurd 
but is completely untrue. I have seen a picture 
of him and there is fact that he is indeed, not 
what I could believe him to be. But what if 
I believe with all my heart that he is? Belief 
does not make things real or true, and our 
hearts acknowledging something as true does 
not make anything valid. 

There are so many theories of why we 

AH we want to do sometimes is just rationalize 
everything. "What is true for you is not true 
for me." I have heard it said and have said it 
before, until coming to the realization that no, 
truth is ultimate and there can only be one. 
There is only one story, there is only one truth 
and there can only be one answer. Jesus is nar- 
row-minded to say that the only way to get to 
heaven is through Him. This would imply that 
we can't all be right Can we be bold enough 
to not ponder the truth that Jesus claimed? I 
mean, he also claimed to be God. 

To state that Jesus is the only way to 
Heaven would imply that all other religions are 
false. Ignorance is defined as "the condition of 
being uneducated, unaware, or uninformed." 
One of the most tangible and solid arguments 
for the existence of God being the ultimate 
truth, resides in the Holy Scriptures. This is the 
same book that says that God is all-knowing, 
which would make Him educated, aware and 
informed. Many claim not to be ignorant when 
they do not even know why they believe what 
they believe, and do not even have a general 

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to support why they believe what they believe 
or refute Christianity. 

Devotional writer Oswald Chambers 
said, "Naturally, we are inclined to be so 
mathematical and calculating that we look 
upon uncertainty as a bad thing. We imagine 
that we have to reach some end, but that is not 
the nature of spiritual life. The nature of spiri- 
tual life is that we are certain in our uncertain- 
ties, consequently we do not make our nests 

Christians do not believe with all of 
themselves in order to make what they believe 
true. They believe because of what is true, for 
example the prophecies that were fulfilled by 
Christ. There are over 300 and every single 
one, in detail, that had been predicted in the 
Old Testament was fulfilled. 

Thankfully, in America, we are given the 
religious freedom to make choices and there is 
no religion that we are bom into or forced to 
adopt. We all really have choices, but 1 want to 
believe what is true, and if I believed anything 
else I would be afraid to be wrong. 

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March 16, 2005 

None too Fonda of Jane or her treacherous past 

3y Iver Meldahl 
News Editor 

Treason is, arguably, the most heinous and 
egregious offense an American can commit. 
American Heritage defines it as a "violation of 
allegiance toward one's country or sovereign. 
... by consciously and purposely acting to aid 
its enemies." Citizens guilty of this crime often 
commit their heinous deeds when the nation 
is in a time of need. For instance, Ethel and 
Julius Rosenberg were convicted of selling 
American nuclear secrets to the Soviet Union. 
The couple was executed during the paranoid 
and vulnerable times following the Second 
World War. These crimes not only harm those 
directly involved, they deeply undermine the 
sense of safety and security that has always 
defined American life. 

Many people, especially those who are 
too young to remember the turbulent late '60s 
and early '70s, have never heard of a particular 
other traitor. This turncoat unlike the afore- 
mentioned examples, was never brought to 
trial for her crimes. She has enjoyed the privi- 
leged life of Hollywood aristocracy for the 
past 30 years, never accountable nor sincerely 
repentant for her actions. This back-stabber 
is Jane Fonda, and she is trying to make a 

The name should sound familiar. 
Father Henry and brother Peter are two of 
Hollywood's most cherished actors, starring 
in such legendary films as "Twelve Angry 
Men" and "Easy Rider." Jane, too, was a 
young bombshell, known for her films as well 
as participating in the rising tide of radicalism 
and misandrist feminism. 

For the most part, she was just another 
overprivileged brat with too much time 
and money, and too little common sense. 
But Fonda would secure her infamy in July 
1972, when she voluntarily traveled to North 
Vietnam on an anti-American propaganda 
tour. She took a seat in a NVA anti-aircraft bat- 
tery, donned one of the gunner's helmets, and 
posed for several photographs, often smiling 
or gazing admiringly at her hosts. This was 
minor, however, compared to her Tokyo Rose- 
style radio addresses. 

"Examine the reasons given to justify the 
murder you are being paid to commit" Fonda 
said, as American pilots who were being tor- 
tured at the "Hanoi Hilton" were paraded in 
front of her. 
* "The men who are ordering you to use 
these weapons are war criminals according to 
international law, and in the past, in Germany 
and Japan, men who committed these kinds 
of crimes were tried and executed," she later 

American servicemen unfortunate 
enough to end up in the "Hanoi Hilton" suf- 
fered well-documented interrogation and tor- 
ture, some for as long as nine years before their 
release. Senator John McCain (R-AZ) is one 
of the more well-known former inmates. After 
bailing out of his Navy F-4 Phantom fighter, 
McCain spent more than five and a half years 
in the prison camp, during which time both of 
his arms were repeatedly broken and he spent 
a total of three years in solitary confinement 

That wasn't enough to convince the sanc- 
timonious Fonda. Upon the return of some 
American POWs and the media coverage of 
the horrors they endured, Fonda said, "I think 
that one of the only ways that we are going 
to redeem ourselves as a country for what we 
have done there is not to hail the POWs as 
heroes because they are hypocrites and liars. 

"Fonda's PR blitz is one 
final attempt at placing 
the aging starlet in good 
faith with the American 
public, many of whom 
are too young to know 
her traitorous past." 

Iver Meldahl 

History will judge them severely." 

Fonda's flippancy sound like something 
any ill-bred Baby Boomer might replicate. 
But Fonda was far past adolescence when she 
made these remarks. 

She was 34 years old. 

Fonda's acts go beyond those of free 
speech or expression. By providing the 
enemy with aid and comfort, she knowingly 
and deliberately attempted to hurt American 
morale. Furthermore, her visit resulted in 
harsh beatings for POWs who refused to allow 
themselves to be displayed in front of cameras 
as a show of how "humane" and "lenient' 
their captors were. Propaganda is a diabolical 
and effective tool, helping an enemy produce it 
is no different than handing them a weapon. 

Fonda's other dubious achievements 
include founding the anti-military organization 
FTA (F— The Army) and speaking at several 

college campuses. During one such speech in 
1 969 at Michigan State University, she told a 
student "1 would think that if you understood 
what communism was you would hope, you 
would pray on your knees, that we would 
someday become communists." 

Despite all of this, Fonda was able to 
move on and sell thousands of workout tapes 
in the '80s, making herself a fitness icon and 
somewhat distancing herself from her militant 
past. However, it wasn't until 1988, when 
Fonda was filming a movie in New England 
that she first saw some comeuppance. Veterans 
groups ground production of "Stanley & Iris" 
to a halt giving the film markedly bad press. 
It was only then that Fonda, now in her fifties, 
decided to offer a halfhearted apology. 

"Thoughtless and careless" were how 
Fonda described her actions during the war, 
a lukewarm attempt to separate herself from 
her shameful exploits. Anybody can see right 
through Fonda's statement as just an attempt 
to appease an angry group of veterans so pro- 
duction could continue. Anything she says on 
the subject is a carefully worded equivocation, 
perhaps expressing regret but little else. She 
has never once apologized personally to the 
veterans she once slandered so viciously. She 
has had 30 years to remedy the past, but she 
has only run from it. 

In less than three weeks, Fonda's autobi- 
ography will hit bookstores, amid a carefully 
orchestrated media onslaught that aims to fur- 

ther distance Hanoi Jane from her past. She is 
scheduled to make the rounds of morning talk 
shows, chat with Jay Leno and Oprah, and 
appear on "60 Minutes." She is also starring in 
the upcoming film, "Monster-in-law." along- 
side Jennifer Lopez, who is on a comeback 
tour of her own after such celluloid catastro- 
phes as "Enough" and "Gigli." 

Fonda's PR blitz is one final attempt at 
placing the aging starlet in good faith with 
the American public, many of whom are too 
young to know of her traitorous past. Her 
media conglomerate buddies (she was briefly 
married to CNN creator Ted Turner) will do 
everything possible to laud Fonda as a brave, 
outspoken crusader and marginalize those who 
will not forget her past and label her an enemy 
of this nation. 

This cannot be allowed to happen. 

Fonda is more than an airheaded flower 
child — she is a traitor. Time does not change 
this, neither does a single transparent, self- 
serving apology. The rights to dissent and chal- 
lenge government have always been among 
our most cherished freedoms, but people like 
Jane Fonda make jokes of those who are will- 
ing to fight and die to protect such liberties. 

It is unfortunate that Fonda will never meet 
the justice she deserves, as the Rosenbergs did. 
But there is one thing that Americans can do 
to put this painful footnote in American his- 
tory to rest: Ignore her. As far as Hollywood is 
concerned, that's worse than death. 

Letter to the Editor 

ear Echo, 

Can someone please explain to me the 
reason behind having a cell phone in class? 
It is one of the most inconsiderate occurences 
to have your cell phone go off in the middle 
of instruction. 1 don't understand the purpose 
of bringing your cell phone to class, have we 
really become so reliant on that form of com- 
munication? Once class ends, I see people 
jump on their cell phone to say, "I just got out 
of class, see you in five minutes." What in the 
world was the point of that? 

Having your cell phone in class serves 
no purpose, unless there is an emergency call 
you are waiting for, you can't sit in class and 
talk on the phone. What's the big deal? We 
have cell phones attached to our hips around 
society now! 

It seems like there is hardly anymore 
planning with our society because people 
can do things spur of the moment with a cell 
phone. Does anyone else tire of being able to 

; contacted at any point in time'.' it could be 3 
a.m. or the middle of class, but you are always 
available to everyone else! Now, we have cell 
phones with the Internet on them and the ever 
popular, camera phone. Please! Why do you 
need to have a camera on your phone, or the 
Internet for that matter. The screen is tiny in 
the first place, and the more we revolutionize 
everything, the less human interaction we will 
have, in my opinion. I would much rather talk 
to someone face to face then on a cell phone. 
Number one reason, reception is horrid most 
of the time! How many times do you lose the 
person you are talking to because the service in 
one spot does not come in? 

Another huge thing I don't understand 
is taUcing on the phone while driving, with a 
stick shift! Now, I myself am guilty of being 
on the phone while driving sometimes, but I 
have a headset in my car now so I can still be 
mostly focused on the road and not holding 
up my phone to my ear. 1 hate talking on my 

cellphone while I am driving however, but 
I see people on the highway, 1) talking on 
the cell phone 2) eating 3) doing make-up 4) 

"It seems like there is 
hardly anymore planning 
with our society because 
people can do things 
spur of the moment wit a 
cell phone." 

Monica Schallert 

changing CDs or something all at the same 
time. Does anyone else see the problem in 
that scenario? One more disaster place they 
are considering allowing cell phones now is 
on a plane. Does anyone really want to sit next 
to someone flying across the country talking 
on his or her cell phone on a red eye while 

you and everyone else is t 

All I am asking for is an explanation of 
how cell phones got away from their original 
intent. Nobody even thinks about having it 
only for emergencies, which were the original 
intent of cell phones, I might add. Having a 
cell phone if you break down in the middle 
of the mountains or something does no good 
anyway because you don't get any reception! 
■ I am not saying cell phones don't have their 
value, they increase productivity and are a 
good way to stay in touch; however I would 
just like to send a request to the students of Cal 
Lu. If you are going to have your cell phone 
in class, at least remember to turn it off or on 
silent please, if nothing else out of the common 
courtesy and respect for your fellow students 
and your professors! 


Monica Schallert, Junior, Sociology 

March 16, 2005 


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March 16, 2005 

Men's tennis team is still winning 

By Jared Clark 
Staff Writer 

The Kingsmen tennis team is on a ten 
game hot streak and has taken down four 
SCIAC opponents including Pomona, La 
Verne, Caltech and Whittier. 

The recent 4-3 victory over 13th 
nationally ranked Washington University 
last Wednesday set a Cal Lutheran record 
for consecutive wins. The squad also 
faced the 8th ranked Eagles of Mary 
Washington from Virginia and gave them 
a taste of some California love. The team 
remains untouchable in SCIAC and has 
proved to be a forced to be reckoned with 
for upcoming opponents. The Kingsmen 
are currently ranked 19th but are sure to 
move up to a higher ranking when the 
next national rankings are posted. Senior 
hot shot Quinn Calderon has been ranked 
as one of the top 30 players in the nation 
for Division III ball, while doubles sensa- 
tions Ben Staley and Calderon have been 
declared 11th in the western region for 

"There is more depth and excitement 
on this team than any other team I've 
played on before. We are a faster, stronger 
and better conditioned team than last year. 
These team elements have paid off in a lot 
of close matches that led to team victo- 

ries," Staley said. 

The team is stacked with nine 
juniors, three freshmen, and the lone 
sophomore and senior co-captains, 
Staley and Calderon. The juniors consist 
of Karlo Arapovic, Aaron Dooley, Ryan 
Felix, Jacob Jensen, Mark Olson, Remy 
Salvador, Derek Starleaf. J.V. Vallejos 
and Joel Wetterholm. The Freshmen on 
the squad consist of Artem Fatkhiev, Joe 
Lonergan and Ryan Matilla. Calderon has 
felt that a lot of the team's success has 
come from the work ethic and the heart 

"There is more depth and 
excitement on this team 
than any other team I've 
played on before." 

Ben Staley 

and soul this team possess. 

"As a team, we posses a lot of disci- 
pline and character. We are all putting in 
1 1 percent and there is a lot of team unity 
and support. Tennis is an individual sport, 
but we play as a team. In the past three 
years, we have had just as much talent. 

but it has been our team's work ethic and 
character that has carried to where we are 
now," Calderon said. 

On the other hand, this team's journey 
has just begun. The Kingsmen will have 
to face the Redlands, which is fifth in the 
nation; Middlebury, which is ranked first 
in the nation; and Claremont, which is 
sixth in the nation. 

"Redlands and Claremont are going 
to be huge matches, they have a lot of 
depth and are strong in both singles and 
doubles," said Staley. However, J.V. 
Vallejos the teams number two singles 
man feels and knows that this team is very 
capable of taking down these threats. 

"We have incredible team chemistry. 
We don't play as individuals but rather as 
a team. This team has the drive and deter- 
mination it takes to beat our upcoming 
opponents. Personally, I am humbled and 
very thankful to be on this team. In past 
years I have had different inspirations to 
play, but this year, I have found that my 
inspiration has come from my teammates 
and my mom. 

I lost my mom when I was sixteen 
and she use to come to all my matches, 
practices and lessons when I was little. 
Now she gives me a drive to be a positive. 
There have been times where I wanted 
to stop playing tennis, but now I play in 

memory of her. Tennis and my teammates 
mean so much to me because of her," 
Vallejos said. 

Tommy Lasorda, a hall of fame man- 
ager and friend of Cal Lutheran once said, 
"The difference between the impossible 
and the possible lies in a person's deter- 

The Kingsmen tennis team has the 
drive, heart soul and inspiration it takes to 
achieve the impossible. 

"We have all stepped it up, everyone 
is having a good time and we are all taking 
care of business," Staley said. 

The Kingsmen will face Amherst at 2 
p.m. today and Linfield this Friday at 2:30 
p.m. Both games are at home and could 
add to the team's record-setting winning 

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Volume 46 No. 19 

California Lutheran University 


CLU's blondest to auction 
her hand in marriage 

See story page 3 

60 West Olsen Road, Thousand Stumps, CA 9021 


Male students estatic over move to make 
residence halls co-ed 

See story page 4 

April 1, 2005 

Sundby wins Nobel Prize 


Anhesuer-Busch to spread 
logos all over campus 

See story page 8 

n J o JL j 7 „ . Photograph bv Ivan Mcntlol 

David Sundby ponders the nature of physics and science in the CLU biology lab. University officials are 
already licking their chops at the po ssible donation that Sundbys award might mean for the school 

D.. c fin.:*- -u..: » . 

By Evan White 
Staff Antagonist 

The Nobel Prize has been awarded for 
mote than a century now, with its laureates 
representing the best and the brightest in their 
fields. More than 100 years later, the Nobel 
Committee began to take notice of California 
Lutheran University students. Last week, a 
CLU student received this most prestigious 
international award for his unprecedented 

Winner of the prize in physics in 2005 
was Biochemistry major and baseball out- 
fielder David "Beardo" Sundby. Unique 
for both its prestige and for its monetary 
value (more than $1 million in recent years), 
the prize is not only a mark of honor, but 
at times is also a cause of disagreement. 
"The prize is an incredible honor," 
Sundby said. "I know that the choice for the 
Nobel is often hotly contested, but I strongly 
believe that the committee made the right 


This year's winner is a man of pure 
knowledge and masculine physique. Standing 
a daunting 7 feet tall with the muscle structure 
of a Greek god, Sundby not only embodies 
the physical characteristics of a Michelangelo 
statue, but the brilliance of Jeopardy! cham- 
pion Ken Jennings as well. 

"Sundby 's work in the molecular struc- 
ture of hair and its properties is truly ground- 
breaking," Nobel Committee chairman Sam 
Samuellson said. "Sundby was a lock for this 
year's award." 

The Nobel Committee has often been 
criticized for occasionally awarding the prize 
to people who do not deserve it, but this 
undoubtedly a case where they are correct. 
Some may say that it is impossible to please 
everyone when awarding Nobel Prize, but 
after this award, those critics have no support- 
ing arguments. Not only talented in sports and 
shampooing techniques, "Beardo" exemplifies 
everything that a winner needs." 

With a growing number of international 
science prizes, the Nobel Committee decides 
who is the most talented physicist and chemist 
throughout the world and in creating the for- 
mula for the precise calculation of the condi- 
tioner to shampoo ration. 'Beardo' has stunned 
the world gaining national recognition for his 
work in his field. 

"We are humbled and honored," CLU 
president Luther Luedtke said upon hearing 
the news, "to have produced such an amazing 
mind. I greatly anticipate Mr. Sundby 's future 
donation to the school." 

The Nobel Prize was established by 
Alfred Nobel in 1 900 to recognize outstanding 
accomplishments in the fields of medicine, lit- 
erature, peace, physics, math and physiology. 

Nobel created the foundation and award 
with money earned via his creation of dyna- 
mite, which revolutionized construction, engi- 
neering and mining. 

"This isn't just cool, this is awesome," 
Sundby said. 

Luedtke successfully clones Hawthorne in CLU biology lab 

By Breet Rowland 
Bum in Chief 

California Lutheran University President 
Luther Luedtke told members of the Board 
of Regents during an emergency meeting late 
yesterday that he had secretly cloned American 
author Nathaniel Hawthorne. Luedtke, the first 
person to successfully and publicly clone a 
human being, told bewildered board members 
that he implanted the cloned fetus in his wife's 
womb nearly nine months ago. 

"The hardest part was digging up old 
Nat's bones without getting caught," Luedtke 
said. "Once I had the DNA, the rest was easy, 
like baking a cake." 

The cloned child's birth is expected early 

next month. Luedtke said. His wife, who 
has carried the clone for the last 8 months, 
appeared to be far less enthusiastic about the 
idea than her husband. 

"I can't believe he convinced me to give 
birth to a Hawthorne clone," she said. "I wish I 
was carrying a clone of good writer, like Emily 

Luedtke and his wife plan to raise the 
cloned child at their house near campus and 
enroll him in classes at CLU as soon as he 
finishes high school. 

With the help of several CLU biol- 
ogy professors, Luedtke was able to replicate 
Hawthorne's DNA and implant it in a fertilized 
egg, taken from his wife, in the CLU biology 

'Once we had the money and equipment 
in place, it was really quite a simple project," 
CLU biology professor David Marcy said. 
"This will really put our university on the 

Luedtke. who has written several books 
about Hawthorne, said the idea to clone the 
American author was a tightly orchestrated and 
logical move to gain public attention for the 
university's biology department. He believes 
that in addition to gaining worldwide atten- 
tion for the biology department Hawthorne's 
clone will eventually help bring much-needed 
financial support to CLU's struggling English 

Please see CLONE, p. 3 

Programs Board brawl 
stirs up stagnant anger 

By Lisa Manners 
Staff Writer 

Programs Board met last Monday for 
their weekly meeting to discuss upcoming 
Club Lu's. more importantly die end of the 
year Club Lu which will take place the 
Friday before finals begin. 

According to observers, Rachel 
Pensack-Rinehart finally blew oft' some 
steam and let out a side of her no one had 
ever seen before. When Programs Board 
finally commenced, Pensack-Rinehart 
got so fed up with the lack of ideas for 
the event that she started screaming and 
threw a chair at Kurt Sanders when he told 
her to calm down. Sanders hesitated, and 
then responded by jumping on Pensack- 
Rinehart and wrestling her to the ground. 
Chaos broke out around them. 

"I don't know what came over me. 
1 just got so mad and this aggressive side 
of me took over that I didn't even know 
existed," said Pensack-Rinehart. "There 
wasn't an ounce of niceness in me." 

More fights started as friends turned 
on each other and started yelling obsceni- 
ties and accusations around the room. 

"1 was so shocked by [Pensack- 
Rinehart 's] outburst I froze. Then the fight- 
ing erupted around me, and I was franti- 
cally trying to figure out how to slop it," 
Kirsten Madsen said. "Then Jason Soyster 
got pushed into me. Something snapped, so 
1 jumped on his back and began pummel- 
ing him, which I feel really bad about." 

According to Robby Larson and 
Michael Fuller, they attempted to settle 
down the small riots but were unsuccess- 
ful. Witnesses say they did no such thing, 
but quickly slipped out the back door and 
left the battles to continue. 

Jared Clark was reported to have been 
yelling so loudly his voice could be heard 
above all others. He also got up on a table 
and ripped off his shirt, supposedly search- 
ing for his next victim. 

"I didn't even see him standing on 
the table behind me, and I had just fin- 
ished pouring my water bottle on Andrea 
Stenson's head when Jared jumped on me 
and tackled me and took me out," Dominic 
Storelli said 

On his way to the cafeteria, Brian 
Roberts heard the commotion coming 
from the room and made his way up to the 
door. When he opened it, everyone froze 
mid-fight and finally looked around to see 
the disarray they had caused. Roberts just 
smiled and left, and refused to comment 
on the incident. According to Programs 
Board there was no specific reason for the 
outburst and apologies are still being made 
from member to member. 

"I feel really bad about what hap- 
pened, and I know I started the whole 
thing, but I have to admit, I feel a lot better 
now that dial's out of my system," said 


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Eager bachel ors belly up to bid on Hackbarth's hand 

By Ivor Mehelt 
News Guy 

Desperate times call for desperate mea- 
sures, and a surprise clause in her contract 
has forced one Area Residence Coordinator 
to bite an unfortunate bullet. The "Emergency 
Contributor" line of her terms of employment 
requires that, in times of "extreme and sudden 
financial crisis," selected university employees 
contribute as President Luther Luedtke desig- 
nates. The result is that Nicole Hackbarth will 
auction her hand in marriage to the highest 
bidder The money will pay for finishing con- 
struction on the Grace Residence Hall. 

"'I was recently selected as ARC of 
Grace," Hackbarth said. "Because of that, and 
because I'm single, 1 was chosen to auction 
myself so the hall can be finished on time. I 
can't believe it's come to this, come to me hav- 
ing to tie the knot with the highest bidder." 

The new residence hall has been hit hard 
by the recent record-setting rainfall, which 
has pushed back deadlines and driven costs 
through the roof. 

"The university cannot afford more 
setbacks in our master plan," Luedtke said, 
referring to the extensive timeline for CLU's 
expansion. "Lord knows we've had enough 

For nearly a decade, prospective students 
touring CLU have been promised new athlet- 
ics and residence facilities that "should be 
completed soon," according to many camps 
tour guides. However, construction on the 
buildings has lagged significantly. Ground was 
broken on the North Campus this past October 
and should be completed within the year. 

From the 

The same problems have plagued con- 
struction of the just-named Grace Residence 
Hall, directly next to the Old West parking lot. 
The hall will feature amenities never before 
seen in a CLU residence hall, such as single 
bedrooms. Unfortunately for Hackbarth, cur- 
rent ARC of Pederson Hall, these exciting 
features come at a hefty price. 

"I'm not really mad at anyone but 
myself." Hackbarth said. "I just wish I had 
studied my contract a lot more carefully." 

All CLU employees have similar provi- 
sions in the terms of their contracts, but so far, 
only Hackbarth has been forced to do anything 

"We all have to tighten the belt," Luedtke 
said. "I've instructed the campus dining facili- 
ties to migrate to grade-D meat. C is just too 
pricey. We also need to drastically cut our 
power consumption here. Starting next fall, 
classrooms will shun fluorescent light for 
candlelight. I'm sure that students will appre- 
ciate their instruction being educational as well 
as romantic." 

Hackbarth's hand is expected to fetch at 
least $20,000, money that will pay for labor 
overtime and materials to replace those dam- 
aged during the past months' deluge. 

"I was planning on waiting a few more 
years, but 1 figure anyone willing to part with 
that much money just for me can't be all that 
bad," Hackbarth said. 

The green-eyed blonde, who is also 
coordinator for Student Programs, will be 
auctioned off as part of a Club Lu extrava- 
ganza on April 8. Measures have been taken to 
ensure Hackbarth's safety and the audience's 

house to CLU 

By Dana Patterson 
Staff Bartender 

Additions will be made to next year's 
school schedule. CLU will introduce its first 
celebrity instructor, in a class available to all 
students. The new professor will be none other 
than convicted felon Martha Stewart, recently 
released from prison. 

Stewart will teach classes that focus on 
how to make everything look perfect. She will 
also teach other essential life and decor tips. 

"I was absolutely thrilled when the dean 
asked me, out of all of the hip celebrities that 
the kids admire today," Stewart said. 

CLU decided to make the change in the 
curriculum when a group of students argued 
that there should be a class offered that will 
actually be useful after graduation. Since a 
large number of students are finding it hard to 
find jobs after college. CLU thought it would 
be important to introduce a new course with 
one of the most recognizable faces and names 
in today's society. 

"Despite Martha's recent problem with 
the law, we have no doubt that she will apply 
herself to the fullest," Dean Bill Rosser said. 

Skills such as quilting, basket making, 
knitting, gardening, cooking, cleaning, how to 
throw a good party, how to be a good host at 
all times and other jobs around the house will 
be taught. 

"I will teach students how to rum any bad 
life altering experiences, like my problems 
with the law, into a "good thing" and make 
billions off of it," Stewart said. 

There will only be one class that students 
can take next fall semester, possibly more in 
the future. Class will be on Mondays and 
Wednesdays from twelve to two and will be 
worth four credits. 

"I hope to offer an advanced class in the 
spring for the talented students," Stewart said. 

Stewart will be able to serve her five- 
month sentence before next semester begins. 

"My first project will be to beautify the 
school, inside and out making it feel more 
inviting to faculty, students and visitors," 
Stewart said. 

Stewart's class is expected to fill fast and 
is also expected to have no drops, so students 
need to register early. 

CLU plans to make this new class taught 
by celebrities a tradition. Future candidates 
for the classes are Michael Jackson, Donald 
Trump and Ozzy Osborne. Each will focus on 
what they know best in life and how they have 
made where they are today. 

Classes will be monitored on a daily basis 
to evaluate whether or not they are a success. 
The evaluation panel will consist of faculty 
members, students and the dean. 

"Hopefully this course will attract more 
students to CLU in the future and put us on the 
map." the Rosser said. 

Area Residence Coordinator Nicole Hackbarth reacts with shock to the 
terms of her contract. A clause is forcing her to auction herself. 

"Anyone who wants to marry me had bet- 
ter be willing to jump through a few hoops," 
Hackbarth said. "I hope I end up with someone 
halfway decent." 

News of the auction sent dozens of poten- 
tial suitors on a frenzied mission to obtain the 
necessary funds in time for the auction. Some 
are resorting to more unorthodox tactics, such 
as Junior Mark de Sade. 

"You may see a few unfortunate accidents 
befall those other bidders," de Sade said. "All 
is fair in love and war." 

Thousand Oaks banks have been on high 

alert since a robbery attempt ended with the 
unnamed suspect being taken into custody 
while screaming, "she will be mine" repeat- 

"It doesn't surprise me one bit," de Sade 
said. "Ask any freshman guy in Pederson hall 
- he'll let you know the truth." 

Despite all of the attention, Hackbarth 
maintains she is just trying to do her job. 

"I love CLU, and I'll do whatever it takes 
to make it a better place. This whole situation 
is unfortunate, but that's why there are annul- 

Math whiz files lawsuit to reclaim gaming wins 

CLONE, Continued from page I 
"When I got to Sleepy Hollow 
Cemetery, I walked right past the graves 
of Henry David Thoreau and Ralph Waldo 
Emerson," Luedtke said. "Emerson and 
Thoreau were great writers, but 1 didn't 
want to bog down our fair university with 
that type of uppity idealism and obnoxious 
social activism," 

Student and faculty reactions to news 
of the clone varied widely. Some campus 
organizations, rallied by the Republican 
Club, denounced Luedtke's clandestine 
cloning project on ethical grounds. 

"We are appalled that our university 
has violated President Bush's ban on human 
cloning. Luedtke acted with total disregard 
to the mission of our university." a club 
spokesperson announced at last night's 
press conference. "This kind of barn-bred, 
backwater ethical relativism has gone on 
long enough. If anyone was going to be 
cloned, it should have been America's great- 
est president, Richard Milhous Nixon." 

Members of the English department 
had a much different reaction. They praised 
Luedtke's decision and expressed admira- 
tion for the cloning project die likely ben- 
efits it will bring to the university. 

"I'm looking forward to grading 
young Nathaniel's English papers," said 
Bruce Stevenson. "I'm sure he'll be a 
great writer — his papers will be much 
better than the swill turned in by freshmen 
students." Stevenson went on to praise the 
works of Hawthorne, which include "The 
Scarlet Letter" and "The House of the 
Seven Gables." 

Initially, astonished board members 
reacted positively to the news of the clone, 
but when Luedtke asked the university to 
finance the clone's education and upbring- 
ing, some board members became remark- 
ably reticent of the idea. 

One high-ranking member of the 

Board of Regents scoffed at the notion of 
the university paying to raise the child. 

"We never agreed to clone anyone. We 
were left in the dark about this project and 
we have no plans of paying for it," the board 
member said. "He has managed to pay for 
the project thus far, and he should plan on 
continuing to pay for it — this board is not 
in the practice of raising children." 

Luedtke again flabbergasted board 
members when he admitted that he had 
used winnings from the shadowy, quasi- 
legal CLU Blackjack Team to finance the 
cloning project. Luedtke explained that he 
had been running a team of Math Lab tutors, 
skilled in the finer art of card counting, out 
of the CLU Madi Lab for die last decade. 
Despite his claims, that card counting was 
perfectly legal, board members were quick 
to condemn this misappropriation of math 
lab tutors. Several former members of 
the CLU Blackjack Team also spoke out 
against Luedtke. 

"He betrayed us, we thought that all 
the money we had won in Las Vegas was 
going to build a new math lab," said Lucas 
Lembrick, a senior math tutor and evident 
leader of the blackjack team, "I'm broke, 
I've been banned from every casino on the 
strip, and all I have to show for the last four 
years of my life is two dozen piercings and 
a stupid clone of some 1 9th century writer 
that I've never even heard about." 

Lembrick also said that he had retained 
a lawyer and is planning to sue the universi- 
ty for his share of the Las Vegas winnings. 

Despite the lawsuit and the concerns of 
some board members, Luedtke said that he 
remains positive about the project. 

"This is but a minor obstacle, every- 
thing else is going according to plan," 
Luedtke said. "My wife and 1 highly antici- 
pated little Nathaniel's nativity for many 
months and nothing will delay the miracu- 
lous birth of this magnificent child," 

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April i, 2005 

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Future residence hall to be co-ed 

and Icm, lie friends in lli,>s.. I™,, > t i,;,.„ i i._j_-l_« 

By Nancy Scrofano 
Staff Writfr 

The popular television show 'Three's 
Company" premiered in March of 1977 and 
was certainly one of a kind. It was a comedy 
that broke all the rules and did something no 
television show had done before. 

"Three's Company" followed the lives of 
three roommates: two girls and a guy. In the 
late 1970s, it was risky to show members of 
the opposite sex living together in one apart- 
ment. It quickly gained popularity, and every 
week the characters invited the viewers to 
come and knock on their door and be a pan of 
television history. 

Just as "Three's Company" went against 
conventionality. CLU will do the same when 
they open the new residence hall allowing co- 
ed dorm rooms. 

This is certainly a break-through fora uni- 
versity, especially a religious one. Students of 
the opposite sex will now gel to live together in 
the same room and do not have to worry about 
being thrown out. It is a new kind of freedom 
for the students who choose to partake in it. 

"I definitely think that co-ed dorm rooms 
are a must. This will eliminate the need lor 
visitation hours, so RA's won't have to worry 
about busting people for breaking the rules." 
freshman Abigail Corrin said. 

Each room is a suite with four single bed- 
rooms. Students can live with a group of male 

and female friends in these large suites. 

Co-ed domi rooms will benefit the stu- 
dents who take the same classes and are in 
the same clubs. When they hold study groups 
or meetings they will not be disturbing other 

Students can live with their friends 
whether they are male or female and will 
not be forced to live with people they do not 
want to live with. Students can be happier liv- 
ing with other students with whom they are 

A survey was taken to see what the reac- 
tion would be to this concept of co-ed dorm 
rooms in the new residence hall. Parents, 
alumni, current students and faculty were 
polled and the results are overwhelmingly 

The majority found this to be the right 
step toward becoming a campus of the future. 
CLU can be a model for other universities so 
eventually all schools will have this option for 

Some teachers, however, have found the 
arrangenment below their standard and do not 
agree with the decision. 

"I am not happy with this decision. 
Students will loose all respect for rules and 
policies on campus if they are given this free- 
dom. Next thing you know, they'll be danc- 
ing." professor Guy Erwin said. 

Many alumni agreed that co-ed donn 
rooms would have been a great chance for 
Jhem while they attended CLU. They could 

have had a whole new college experience and 
learned how to live with the opposite sex 

Parents also think that their students will 
have a better adventure in college being given 
this freedom. They want their children to have 
the absolute best experience possible. 

Current students believe that co-ed dorm 
rooms will help them focus more in class 

"I am not happy with this 
decision. Students will 
loose all respect for rules 
and policies on campus if 
they are given this free- 

Dr. Guy Erwin 

because they w ill not have to go out on school 
nights anymore. They will have their friends 
right there in their rooms. 

As long as students can pay more atten- 
tion in class, the faculty is very supportive. 

However, there are students who are 
skeptical about the change. 

"I think that people are going to go crazy 
if this is allowed. I think you should have to 
apply to live in this donn and be interviewed 
to make sure you are a sound person and have 
a sound reason for wanting to live in the dorm. 
Otherwise, if they let just anyone live there, 
they could end up in more trouble than was 

originally intended," freshman trie Wright 

The new residence hall will still have resi- 
dent assistants but only lo make sure (he dorms 
are kept clean and that there are no problems 
with alcohol. 

Students will not have to worry about 
then dorms being searched anymore. tTtey 
are being given a lot more trust and freedom. 
The new residence hall will be appropriately 
named freedom I tall. 

Students are currently able to request 
residence in Freedom Hall on a first come, 
tirsi serve basis. Not all students will get the 
great chance to live in the new residence hall, 
so it is important for students lo continue to 
voice their opinion on this matter 

Someday, all dorms on campus could 
have eo-ed rooms. 

" I his change would not only allow us to 
gel lo know the opposite sex better, but those 
people who are dating or married will have 
the freedom to live together. II u bothers you, 
don't live in a co-ed dorm or mine off cam- 
pus," Corrin said. 

A change is important on every campus 
and co-ed dorm rooms are changing CLU. 
Come and dance on our floor fake a step thai 
is new. 

Sign tips for freedom flail begin on April 
-I Questions can be directed to the Admissions 
Office or the Residence Life Office. 

Campus Quotes 

What is the meaning of life? 

Campus Security Vehicle, 2012 

"When I grow up, I want to be a 
real police car." 

Vented and padlocked rock, 2008 

"Paper, rock scissors is my favorite 
game, I hue to be smothered by 
paper. " 

Chris Raf, 2007 

"To put as much hue in your life as 
you can." 

Gumby, 1993 

"/ usually just pretend I'm a si 
dial, or something useful." 

CLU game football, 2005 

"To lose, apparently." 

"To clog as many colons as pos- 
sible. " 

"Haunting is hnrinu. I want In be a real boy. " 

"To inquire the greatest minds who 
have transcended the universe. " 

Campus Quotes and photographs were extracted by tongs from the brain of Davey Kimsey 

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APRIL 1, 2005 


The Echo 5 

Photograph by Casey Stanton 

Writing center plagiarizing 

By Moriah Harris-Rodge 
Co-Editor in Chii-h 

Writing Center tutors admit to rewriting 
students' papers after accusations by 1 7 profes- 
sors, said Dr. Joan Wines, the director of the 
Writing Center. 

"I knew it was wrong, hut I didn't know 
where to start with some of these students," 
Writing Center tutor Laura O'Neill said. "It 
was easier for me to just rewrite some of 
their papers than to teach them how to do it 

Professors from the English Department, 
the H istory Department, the Rel igion 
Department and the Communication 
Department each wrote e-mails to Wines with 
their concerns at their first suspicion of tutors 
rewriting students' papers. 

"I received the first e-mail about this in 
November of last year. It didn't occur to me 
that it was a serious problem, though, until 
recently. Overall. 1 received 40 e-mails, each 
in regard to a different student's paper," Wines 

Since January, the Writing Center has 
seen 700 undergraduate and graduate students, 
twice as many students as of last year. 

"I went to die WC at the end of last 
semester for my Writing for the Mass Media 
Class with Dr. Ames, and one of the tutors 

completely rewrote my paper. Since then, 
I've been going back for every paper I've 
needed to write, and I've gotten at least a B+ 
on each one; I usually fail my papers," junior 
Jill Spelling said. 

Professors were unsure of how they 
would handle the situation. 

"I am torn. I don't know if I should fail 

"I am torn. I don't know 
if I should fail every stu- 
dent I suspect of turning 
in a paper that isn't their 

Dr. Nandra Perry 
English Professor 

every student 1 suspect of turning in a paper 
that isn't their own. It's hard to tell which 
papers were rewritten by the staff of the 
Writing Center and which weren't. It wouldn't 
be fair for me to only fail those whose papers 
are the most obvious." Dr. Nandra Perry said. 

Since the beginning of the semester, she 
has assigned three papers each to 50 students. 
All of her students are required to work with 
Writing Center tutors on their papers. 

Dr. Guy Erwin is also worried about his 
students' papers for his upper-division religion 

class. Saint Augustine and the City of God. His 
students have written one paper for each week 
of class this semester. 

"Maybe all of my students who haven't 
beeivspeakingup in class just have their papers 
•written by the Writing Center. I was wondering 
how they were all doing so well," Erwin said. 

Some of his students, admitted to giving 
the tutors rough outlines of their papers and 
having the tutors write the paper. 

"'My girlfriend and 1 have had John, 
a Writing Center tutor, write our papers all 
semester, especially for our religion class," 
said senior Alex Scoble, student of Erwin's 
City of God class. 

Senior John Cummings. the only tutor 
named John at the Writing Center, says that he 
never rewrote a student's paper. 

"It just wouldn't be ethical for me to write 
a paper for a student. I try to help them so they 
can leam to write well on their own. In fact, I 
often tutor without a pen in my hand so I 'in not 
even tempted to write on a student's paper." 
Cummings said. 

Wines is planning to close the Writing 
Center until she has hired a completely new 

"None of the tutors can be trusted any- 
more," Wines said. "I have decided to close 
the center until I have hired a completely new 
and trustworthy staff, which will probably take 
until next semester." 

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MTV has chosen Ca| Lutheran stu- 
dents to star in its upcoming reality show, 
"California Girls." MTV will be filming on 
the CLU Campus next fall 2005. The beauti- 
ful and talented Carmen F.lectra will host the 

"1 was so honored to be chosen as the 
host for 'California Girls!' I just love college 
lite. I'm hoping CI. II students vv. i 1 1 take me 
to some off-the-wall college parties." I lectra 

A lew female students will be chosen 
to showcase their mild or wild college life 
in California. But man) others will gel then 
chance to be on screen as MTV follows the 
chosen girls throughout the CI, II campus 

Casting is as follows: MTV is looking for 
a female athlete, a female involved in theatre, a 
female in a leadership role, and three other fun 
female students. Auditions will be held on Apr. 
7 at 3:30 p.m. in the Student Union Building. 
Please bring a photo and be ready to compete 
to be MTV's ne\t big star. The auditions will 
be filmed and the winners will be notified h\ 
Apr. 20. 

"1 really hope that I'll be chosen lo be 
one of the stars in 'California Girls.' It's been 
my dream lo be on IV since I was a little girl. 
Who knows where this could lead? I could be 
tine next MTV VJ after this." freshman Kelly 
Harrison said. 

CLU will be using the money to build a 
three level parking structure for all of the stu- 
dents to enjoy. The girls thai are chosen will 
receive a new wardrobe, a personal makeup 
and hair stylist, and Hollywood's favorite 
interior designer will redecorate their dorm 
rooms. Plus, super star Usher will accompany 
one lucky girl to the Spring Formal. He will 
also perform for the rest of the student body 
at the formal, 

"I can't wail to see Usher perform! We're 
so lucky lo get this great opportunity. I alw ay s 
watch 'Laguna Beach. 'and I neverthoughl my 
own school would ever have ils own TV show. 
It's crazy," sophomore Sarah Brown said. 

The MTV employees were sponed on 
campus in January 2005. The casting directors 
visited numerous colleges in California and 
CLU was chosen as one of five colleges to be 
filmed. USC, Chapman. UCSD and USF are 
the other colleges that are starring in the new 
reality show. Our beautiful location, friendly 
staff and. of course. CLU's own group of 
mullitalenled California girls won the MTV 
casting directors over. 

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extraordinary. We think thai 'California Girls 
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The Echo 


April i, 2005 

The chronically stoned should die 

How to 


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By Brett Rowland 
Tyrant in Chief 

"Know your dope fiend You will not he 
able 10 see his eyes because of tea shades, hut 
his knuckles will be white from inner tension 
and his pants will he crusted 'with semen fivm 
Jacking of) when he can 't find a rape victim. " 
- From "Fear & Loathing in Las Vegas" 

America is on the brink of becoming 
a great nation. America is on the brink of 
becoming a great and perfect and peace- 
ful nation, but America is being held back. 
America is being held back from greatness 
by millions of degenerate marijuana smok- 
ers. These trough-fed, hemp-weanng slackers 
waste our tax dollars, overcrowd our jails, 
and pollute the very environment they claim 
to protect with their pungent patchouli oils. 
The politicians and media have become so 

radically liberal that these foul criminals are 
hardly punished at all for their heinous crimes. 
In some states possession of marijuana is no 
more severely punished than jaywalking — a 
tragic miscarriage of justice. 

This is not one of those Jonathan Swift 
type editorials. This is not "a modest pro- 
posal" type of thing. Half-measures shall avail 
us nothing. This is a call to action. This is my 
proposal and it is not modest: All marijuana 
users, possessors, and sellers should be sum- 
marily shot. That's right, no Miranda rights, 
no trail, no burden of proof, no idealistic 
liberal lawyers, no judge, and no jury. Just a 
double Lap to the back of the brain — assassin 
style — will do. That's about 20 cents per pot 
smoker. Imagine the drug war being waged 
with a realistic budget. 

The stoned scum-suckers at the National 
Organization for the Reform of Marijuana 
Laws would love to legalize marijuana and 
force-feed it to our nation's school children. ' 
These brain-dead, bottom-feeders are draining 
America's resources one bong load at a tune. 
If I were running this fair country I would, 
post-haste, have all of these tree-hugging 
half-wits savagely beaten publicly flogged for 
one hour each day. I would have these beat- 
ings broadcast daily on CSPAN and shown to 
our nation's youth at public schools across the 


After the initial blood bath of maniuana 
martyrs that would certainly follow the imple- 
mentation of my proposed laws, oat country 
would nse to unimagined greatness. The 
money we save on drug war could be used to 
demolish the Rock and or Roll Hall of Fame, 
deface Timothy Leary's grave and send Jerry 
Garcia's bones on a tnp through the organ 

Chapel attendance will be mandatory in '05 

By Kim Allen 
Holy Roller 

Graduation requirements have been 
altered and chapel service attendance has now 
been made mandatory for all undergradu- 
ate students attending in the fall of 2005. As 
part of the school's attempt to diversify and 
emphasize spiritual growth among all students, 
mandatory chapel services will be part of the 
curriculum in order to graduate. 

The idea of mandatory attendance was 
requested by campus ministry and the Lord of 
Life Council in hopes to spread Lutheranism 
and God's peace throughout this campus. 
After reviewing the records from last year's 
attendance, numbers show that chapel service 
attendance has been pretty low. so this will 
hopefully resolve the issue. The proposed 
idea was made to Academic Affairs and had 
an overwhelming response of "YES" from 
the staff. 

Modeled after numerous Christian 
schools that have chapel attendance a require- 
ment for graduates, students will be writing a 
one page personal reflection on the service that 
addresses the theme of the message. The ser- 
vices will still be held at 1 a.m. on Wednesday 
mornings but will no longer be optional and 

students will be required to attend a minimum 
of 1 services a semester. An academic affairs 
representative said, "We thought making 10 
services required per semester would help 
students remember that the services begin at 
10 a.m." She commented anonymously in fear 
of retaliation from students regarding the new 
graduation requirement. 

An art or humanitarian project is 

"All members of this commu- 
nity are invited to encounter 
God through worship and 
service. We'll save a spot for 
you at Chapel with free refills 
each week." 

Melissa Maxwell-Doherty 

now being discussed by academic affairs, 
to be implemented into the process of 
"Lutheranizing" the school. In the tradition, art 
and service are a part of worship and students 
should make this part of their religious experi- 
ence while attending here. These projects will 
be part of the end of the semester worship 
final. There is talk about some possibilities of 

making boo boo bunnies for old people, blan- 
kets for homeless people or antenna balls that 
resemble the head of Martin Luther, Luedtke 
or Jesus. The final projects are still being held 
under discussion but students will be given 
many options and the details of these projects 
will be fully outlined in the syllabus at the start 
of the fall semester. 

Pastor Melissa said, "Cal Lutheran 
is not only a place of learning but also a 
community of faith. All members of this 
community are invited to encounter God 
through worship and service. We'll save 
a spot for you at Chapel with free refills 
each week." 

This new addition to the graduation 
requirement will take effect beginning in the 
fall of this year for all students, regardless of 
units completed. 

The minimum obligation of 10 services 
will be for every semester from that point until 
graduation. There is still discrepancy as to what 
direction campus ministries will be going in to 
keep students from falling asleep during ser- 
vices. Campus ministries might bring speakers 
such as Billy Graham, Pat Buchanan, Jerry 
Fallwell, and Michael Jackson, to our campus 
to speak on issues that will fire students up and 
hopefully adopt Lutheran traditions. 



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Moriah Harris- Rodger 

Iver "The Facist" Meldahl 

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Jessica Tibbitts & Laura Notton 


Alex Scoble 


Sarah "Apathy" Wagner 



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Chris Meierding 


Jay Cizzle 

Dr. Russell Stockard 

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itself. However, the staff acknowledges that opinions 
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The Echo 7 

Weed is 'gateway' to another world 

By IverMeldahl 
Marxist Jerk 

Mr. Bloomberg is the mayor of the most 
populated city in the United Safes. He knew 
the media would pick it up and run with it. 
It's just his subtle way of saying - it's time. A 
journalist asked Mr Bloomberg if he had ever 
smoked marijuana. 

He Said: 

' ' You bet i did and i enjoyed it ' ' 

The use of mind-enhancing substances 
has long been considered taboo by Washington 
starched shirts and Fascist fundamentalists. 
Marijuana, in particular, is a wonderful and 
peaceful boon to mankind that should be 
embraced, not shunned. Despite the oppres- 
sive status quo, the people's voice is growing 
louder and louder each and every day, and one 

truth is evident: the law must change. 

Marijuana has several proven medicinal 
and physical benefits. It has been proven by 
several studies to treat incontinence, anal 
cysts, halitosis, and has outright cured eating 
disorders in some cases. The claimed negative 
effects are nothing more than government- 
sponsored hoaxes to alarm the unsuspecting 
public. How many cases of red eye have 
resulted in death? And don't get me started on 

"Marijuana works by 
releasing lots of yummy 
chemicals that the brain 
usually hoards and make 
the user feel oooookay." 

Iver Meldahl 

the amount of propaganda that says marijuana 
is some sort of "gateway drug." Pure hogwash 
- anyone else who has spent weeks in a metha- 
done clinic will tell you the same thing. 

Marijuana works by releasing lots of 
yummy chemicals that the brain usually 
hoards and make the user feel oooookay. If 
every world leader started his day with a 
friendly toke, I guarantee that war, as we know 
it, would cease to exist. The only battles would 
be those waged with a controller and fought on 
video game screens. What's the harm of wip- 

ing an opponent 
off the face of the 
Earth if it's just in 
a match of "Halo"? 
Don't forget the 
clairvoyance that 
is gained after a 
few wonderful 

How many 
masterpieces of 
fine art have been 
created under the 
influence of this 
wonderful stimu- 
lant' 1 Where would 
contemporary art 
be without Jay OR 
Silent Bob? What 
if Afroman never 

"got high?" And would Cheech have ever 
met Chong? Weed was a gateway, indeed — a 
gateway to the uncharted and atrophied parts 
of the brain few men dare to fully explore. 
Hemingway had the bottle, Cobain had the 
needle, so why can't Dave Chappelle have his 
bong? One can only imagine the explosion of 
artistic creativity and exploration that would 
result should marijuana be justly legalized. 

The arts aren't the only areas that stand 
to benefit from politicians stepping up. Every 
boring, mundane, hopelessly inane task can be 
made into breathtaking adventures with the 
addition of a little bud. To most, the prospect 

of working in a library or as a security guard 
on an overnight shift seem like a test of how 
much boredom one can sustain. However, 
undertaking the same task while stoned is 
nothing short of a psychedelic roller coaster. 
The security guard who used to sleep at the 
post can now stay awake at his post for hours, 
hopelessly trying to solve a Rubik's cube or 
perhaps attempting to read a magazine upside 
down. The possibilities for worker produc- 
tivity are utterly endless and deserve to be 

I implore all lawmakers to lighten up, 
man. Realize that Mary Jane is a wonderful 
and wondrous thing, and anyone who opposes 
me is a fascist Nazi, evil, diabolical pig. 

Call to restore California Lenin University 

By Prince Vladimer Sviatosluvich 
Prhvious Staff Whiter 

Editor v note; The following column is 
a reprint from a spring issue in 1984, when 
the Echo was still printed in the traditional 
Russian language It was requested and 
translated for this issue by Davey Kimsey 
appointed and unquestioned dictator of the 
CL U Communist party. 

"Lenin lived, Lenin lives, Lenin will 


Comrades, before 
the blasphemous 

Lutheranization of 
California Lutheran 
University, there was 
California Lenin 

University. It is true! 

Do not let the fact that 

this is a new manifesta- 
tion to the most of you shock you into dis- 
belief. For the University had performed the 
coup of '59 so brutally that its silence is only 
now made public here due to my recent escape 
from the darkroom (who was to know it was a 
revolving door?). 

Subsisting solely on developer chemicals 
and Kodak negatives, I refused to surrender 
my necessary survival for the proliferation 
of the truth. Yes, the imminent re-modemiza- 
tion of our center of higher education. The 
Lutheran oppression shall not tread upon us! 

I tell you the truth, it was better 
the modem days of Lenin. At the Ministry of 
Bread Distribution, now mistakenly labeled 
the cafeteria, lines were just as tremendous; 
only we paid nothing for our common, indis- 
cernible gruel. The Ministry of Propaganda 
was filled with printing presses forming the 
ink into the glorious art of intellectual essays. 
Now it exists as a chapel, complete with min- 
isters even. An atrocity! 

Such has capitalism brought us. The 
capitalists had taken everything in our univer- 
sity of community and 
brotherhood during the 
armed coup of 59', and 
distributed all posses- 
sions to the rich. They 
erased the history of 
our existence, massa- 
cred our comrades in 
command, and sealed 

upon it their own name 

of idealism; of Luther. 
The proletariat will not stand to be 
subjugated to the unbearable thievery brought 
upon us by the bureau of business. They have 
raised tuition even higher, (higher than what 
had previously been thought to be unattain- 
able) and you let them! The shame you have 
brought upon yourselves to endure another 
semester under tyranny can only be redeemed 
by our immediate upheaval of the system. 
What better time than now comrades? Only 


lived, Lenin 

lives, Lenin 

will live." 



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The Echo 


April i, 2005 

Bud Light takes over North Campus 

By Evan Name 
Male Nurse 

"Bud Light's sponsorship of Cal 
Lutheran's North Campus Sports and Fitness 
Center has the strength to appeal to college 
students, faculty and alumni who are beer 
drinkers and sports enthusiasts, making this 
partnership an ideal image fit," ASCLU 
President Jason Soyster said. 

Cal Lutheran has additionally secured 
a multi-year partnership with Copenhagen 
Chewing Tobacco. There will be beer and 
tobacco dispensing machines on both the 
sporting fields as well as in the soon to be 
finished Grace Residence Hall as part of the 

"I am thrilled by the support Anheuser- 
Busch and Copenhagen tobacco proves to give 
us," junior Loren Scott said. "The Bud Light 
brand and its beer is a favorite among students 
here, and I am happy to see the growing bond 
between our university and the community." 

As part of the sponsorship, Copenhagen 

"Bud Light has been the 
unofficial beer spon- 
sor of many resident's 
rooms, and at many off- 
campus functions and 

Jason Soyster 
ASCLU President 

will receive advertising units and billboards 
to be placed around campus, with Bud Light 
receiving exposure through on-field signage, 
in-stadium promotions, and print advertising. 
Bud Light also will begin giving sports schol- 
arships to Kingsmen and Regal athletes as well 
as most valuable player (MVP) awards for 
SCIAC regular season and during the SCIAC 
All-Star Games. 

Graphic by Chris Meierding 

An artist's rendering of the new North Campus Sports and Fitness Center which is scheduled to be complet- 
ed next year. The center will include a brand new aquatics center named the "Bud Light Lagoon. " 

In addition to scholarships. Bud Light 
will have dominion over point-of-sale materi- 
al, local retail promotions and Bud Light/CLU 
promotional merchandise to be found at the 
CLU bookstore. 

"Bud Light has been the unofficial 
beer sponsor of many resident's rooms, and 
at many off-campus functions and parties 
for sometime, it just seems natural for this 
partnership," Soyster said. 

Bud Light, the world's best-selling light 
beer, today announced its sponsorship of the 
North Campus Sports and Fitness Center. 
Budweiser and California Lutheran University 
were close to an agreement in the mid 1960s, 
though regent support was minimal. With 
newly appointed university regent, Michael 
Anheuser, the bond is a strong one. 

"Anheuser-Busch has named the aquat- 
ics center the 'Bud Light Lagoon,'" said John 

Intramural Hi 

Football Scores 


The Axis, 14 def. The Allies, 3 

• Froggy's Frenchmen, 24 def. 
Hitler's Henchmen, 3 

• Dewey's Disciples, 42 def. 
Truman's Trumpets, 

• Meldahl's Marines, 7 def. Jerry's 
Kids, 3 

• Program Boarders, 52 def. 
Soyster's Senators, 14 


• Evil Doers, 14 def. Do Gooders, 3 

• Paper, 21 def. Rock, 7 

• Sam's Spliffs, 14 def. Ham's Holy 

• 3240 Luther, 72 def. Randy's 
Uppity RAs, 

• Lucky 's Lutherans, 42 def. Paul's 
Protestants, 7 

Softball Scores 


• Frank's Facists, 6 def. Conrad's 
Commies, 3 

• Froggy's Frenchmen, 24 def. 
Hitler's Henchmen, 3 

• Dewey's Disciples, 42 def. 
Truman's Trumpets, 

• Meldahl's Marines, 7 def. Jerry's 
Kids, 3 

• Program Boarders, 52 def. 
Soyster's Senators, 14 

• The Green, 14 def. The Orange, 

•Even, 15 def. Odd, 4 

• Da Bears, 8 def. Da Lions. 1 

• Still Drunk, 10 def. Hung Over, 2 

• Abercrombie, 11 def Old Navy, 3 

• Work, 12 def. Play, 

• Forrest Gump, 35 def. Joe & die 
Volcano, 10 

Dodgeball Scores 

• Ronny Republican def. Dave 
Democrat, 3 

• California, 24 def. New York, 3 

• The Union, 42 def. The 

• Meldahl's Marines, 11 def. 
Billy's Berets, 3 

• Bobby Blond, 21 def. Bummed 
Brunette, 14 

• Starvation, 21 def. McDonalds, 

• Ball and Chain, 11 def. Your 
Griltriend, 1 

• Black, 4 def. Tan. 

• The Truth, 13 def. Getting 
Caught. 1 1 

• Ben Stiller, 12 def Vince Vaughn, 

• Lucky, 33 def. Smart, 1 5 

The individual or individuals responsible for the recent spate of "moonings" in and around cam- 
pus WILL be found and brought to justice. These criminals have caused countless girls to giggle, 
and several enderly ladies to faint. Anyone with relevant information should call campus security. 

Busch, vice president of global media and 
sports marketing at Anheuser-Busch, Inc. 

"Bud Light is aboul tun and sociability. 
Cal Lutheran is a passionate and contempo- 
rary school, and we're proud that we have 
such a bond with an organization like Bud 
Light. We look forward to future endeavors," 
Sven Wheater Chairperson of the University 
Advancement Committee said. 


Editor's Note: Fellow 
students and honorable pro- 
issors , please be advised 
that everything you have 
just read is completely 
false. This issue was cre- 
ated solely for entertainment 
purposes . If you failed to 
find any of this humorous, 
you may be suffering from a 
grave mental illness and I 

fine people at the university 
health center. 

Abraham Lincoln once said 
that the advertisements are 
the most truthful part of 
any newspaper, and that is 
certainly the case with this 

In closing, I would lik 
to fondly dedicate this issue 
of the newspaper to the fol- 
lowing people: Danielle 
Quisenberry, Luther Luedtke, 
Lemmy Goldbrick, Mike Gordon, 
~—iann Pagliassotti , Jc — 
B. Beam, Richard Milhous 
Nixon, Spacey Pacey, Pauly 
™. , Smittty, The Mutineers , 
and the residents of 3240 

California Lutheran University 

Volume 46 No. 20 

60 West Olsen Road. Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 

April 13, 2005 


New Fashion club looks to 
bring some style to campus 

See story page 3 


Singing Spanish instructors teach more than 
language with their songs. 

See story page 5 


Kingsmen Baseball finds 

an ace in John Calmcs 

See story page 12 

Campus-wide festival takes CLU 
back to its Scandanavian roots 

Sven and Oli of the Baltic Crossroads at their Scanfest booth. The weekend festival included traditional foods, 
costumes, performances, guests and crafts. The event is the largest of the year on the CLU campus. 

skivers and lefse, with samples accompany- the world were spotlighted throughout the 

By Lisa Manners 
Staff Writer 

This past weekend, CLU was trans- 
formed into a Nordic land, complete with 
Viking re-enactments and folk dancing. All 
of the community was welcome at the annual 
Scanfest, including students and faculty. 

The mistress of ceremonies was former 
Miss Norway, Lene Maria Pederson: Her voice 
could be heard from the stage in Kingsmen 
Park, welcoming visitors and informing them 
of various events. 

The festival includes food and culture 
from Sweden, Finland, Norway and Denmark. 
Booths were set up throughout campus, pro- 
viding merchandise and entertainment from 
several nations. As the festival has grown over 
the last few decades, it has also expanded to 
include Baltic cultures from Estonia, Latvia 
and Lithuania. Preparation for CLU to accom- 
modate Scanfest's needs began early. The 
Events staff reported to work at 5:45 a.m. to 
set up before the event began at 1 a.m. 

"This is the biggest event of the school 
year for Events. It takes a crew of 25 students 
and our director, Dennis Bryant, several early 
morning hours to get everything in order," 
said Events lead Brian Cochran, "It's worth 
the work not only for the students but for the 
community too because there's such a big 
turnout every year." 

The extravagant food could be seen and 
smelted everywhere. The food booths offered 
favorites such as Swedish meatballs, pan- 
cakes, pea soup, Danish pastries, red cabbage 
and potatoes. Many people demonstrated the 
preparation of traditional food such as aebel- 

ing them. The authentic smorgasbord buffet 
proved popular, but was not to be outdone by 
less cultural foods such as Hawaiian Shaved 
Ice and Domino's pizza. 

Besides food, the festival included booths 
featuring arts and crafts such as ceramics, 
paintings and woodcarvings. Jewelry, clothes, 
books and dolls could also be found at certain 
stations, as well as activities for children, such 
as a petting zoo, face painting, juggling, candy 
and jumping houses. Many venders of jewelry 
and knickknacks displayed their own hand- 
made pieces. 

"It's worth the work not 
only for the students but 
for the community too 
because there's such a 
big turnout every year." 

Brian Cochran 
Events Lead 

"I've been a vendor at Scanfest for two 
years now, but I've been coming for longer 
than that," Elizabeth McClure said, who ran 
a booth displaying handmade jewelry from 
her own business. Elspeth's Designs. "I do 
the metalwork myself, and I use sterling silver, 
brass and copper." 

The large stage in Kingsmen Park was 
the main stage, which featured most of the 
entertainment Other than the stage, wander- 
ing musicians could be found throughout the 
festival grounds. The International Stage was 
a new addition for 2005. Artists from around 


On Sunday, the The Jumpin Joz Swing 
Band showcased its unique combination of 
swing, jazz and R&B, similar to the styles of 
Ella Fitzgerald and Benny Goodman. 

Another addition to Scanfest was the 
Village Blacksmith, who performed a show 
and made horseshoes and other various 
metal works. The original Master Blacksmith 
Charles Gadde had his usual booth displaying 
his unique work, as well. 

"I've been coming here for years and 
years, at least on Saturdays and sometimes 
on Sunday, and this year 1 was in a hurry to 
prepare everything since there's been so much 
going on, but I always make it to Scanfest," 
Gadde said, "I don 't camp out here or anything 
like some of these hardcore people, it gets cold 
at night." 

The Scandinavian Festival began as a 
celebration of CLU's founding, as well as 
that of the Conejo Valley, which was settled 
by Norwegians in the 1890s. In an attempt 
to showcase the college's campus and its 
Scandinavian roots, the first festival was held 
in 1974 and attracted 600 people who gathered 
in the gymnasium. The tradition has continued 
over die years, and now includes exhibits in 
Kingsmen Park, Samuelson Chapel and the 
Pieus-Brandt Forum. 

This year's festival was sponsored by 
Thrivent Financial for Lutherans, University 
Village-Thousand Oaks. Neftin Westlake and 
the Ventura County Star. Booths and displays 
for Scanfest 2006 have already been booked 
in advance. For more Scanfest photos, see 
page 4. 

Local employers seek 
seniors at Career Expo 

By Jesse Sarabia 
Staff Whiter 

More than 48 companies were 
represented at ihe annual Career 
Expo, the intent of which is to match 
young men and women with potential 
future employers. Crowds of students 
browsed the various tables at the 
event which spanned the area from 
the flagpole to the tenuis courts. 

On Thursday, April 7. the expo 
began just before noon. Throughout 
the morning and afternoon, students 
were speaking with representatives of 
many different organizations. Some 
were looking for internships, others 
for a career in their field of expertise. 

"It's awsome that these 
companies come out to 
this campus looking for 
responsible men and 
women to be part of their 

Ricky Gutierrez 
Freshman, Moorpark College 

Some of the organizations that 
attended the Career Expo were 
AFLAC. BioSource. Enterprise 
Rent-a-Car, the Los Angeles Police 
Department, Santa Barbara Bank 
and Trust and Thrivent Financial for 

"It's awsome that these compa- 
nies come out to this campus looking 
for responsible men and women to be 
part of their company," said Ricky- 
Gutierrez, a freshman from Moorpark 
Junior College. 

One booth stood out more titan 
the odiers because of the two young 
women running the BioSource 
exhibit: Jessica Adams and Amanda 
Walker. It was one of the few booths 
that had former and current CLU stu- 
dents as the recruiters. 

"BioSource is here today on the 
campus of CLU to spread the word 
that we are hiring for a number of 
positions," said Walker when asked 
why BioSource was at the expo. 

Many of the visitors to the expo 
were not CLU students. Several 
attendees were from other local col- 
leges and the community at large. 

The expo is part of the universi- 
ty's plan to get students in and out of 
school in four years, and to get diem 
essential internships and interviews 
for life after college. 

The Echo 


April 13, 2005 

Upcoming events at Cal Lutheran: 


april 13 

National Coming Out Day 

University Chapel - Dr. Forell Marshall 


10:10 a.m. 

Women 's Water Polo vs. Redlands 

Oaks Christian School 
5 p.m. 

College Republicans Meeting 

Nygreen 1 
7:30 p.m. 

Cardio Kick 

Overton Hall 
8 p.m. 

Common Ground 

9:11 p.m. 

College Night at Borderline 

9:30 p.m. 


april 14 

Intramural Indoor Basketball 


8 p.m. 

The Glory Project 
Overton Hall 
8 p.m. 

The Need - Open Mic Night 


10 p.m. 


april 15 

Women 's Softball vs. La Verne 

Gibello Field 
4 p.m. 

Wind Ensemble Concert 


8 p.m. 

Club Lu - Comedy Night 
Preus-Brandt Forum 

9 p.m. 


april 16 

Admitted Students Day 

Baseball vs. Redlands 

Amgen Field 
11 a.m. 

Women s Water Polo vs. Pomona-Pitzer 
Oaks Christian School 

1 p.m. 

Senior Art Exhibition Reception 

Kwan Fong Gallery 

2 p.m. 

Music Recital - Brent McWithey 


7 p.m. 


april 17 

Intramural Softball 

Gibello Field 
9 a.m. 

Music Recital - Michelle Brown 


2 p.m. 

Baseball vs. Vanguard 

Amgen Field 

3 p.m. 

Intramural Indoor Basketball 


8 p.m. 


april 18 

Men's Golf 

Sterling Hills 
12 p.m. 

ASCLU-G Senate Meeting 

Nygreen 1 
5:15 p.m. 

ASCLU-G Programs Board Meeting 

Nygreen 1 

7 p.m. 

Cardio Kick 

Overton Hall 

8 p.m. 


april 19 

Human Rights Club 


5:30 p.m. 

Fashion Club Meeting 

Nygreen 3 
7 p.m. 


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New club wants to make a fashion statement 

By Kelly Barnett 
Staff Writer 

A new club on campus hopes to give stu- 
dents an outlet for exploring their ambition in 
the fashion business world. 

The Fashion Club is one of California 
Lutheran University's newest clubs. The idea 
was actualized this semester by Luisana Elias 
and Jamie Macron. 

"The idea came when we realized there 
wasn't a club or course that supported the sub- 
ject," said Elias, president of the club. "Several 
CLU students are interested in fashion, but the 
school currently does not offer any classes 
for it. We thought it would be a good idea to 
have a club which could assist these types of 
stude nts." 

"In the future, I would like 
people in the business to 
come in and speak about 
what they do as well." 

Luisana Elias 
Fashion Club President 

Since the club is new. Elias said that 
membership and officers are few. Currently, 
there are 17 members. 

"The club is very young, so the only 

officers are Vice President Jamie Alarcon. 
Publicist Julie Martinez, and the president, 
myself," Elias said. 

"Our first meetings were very informa- 
tion-based since we were just starting," Elias 
said. "Jamie is very skilled on computer design 
skills so a couple of our members were inter- 
ested in learning these techniques." 

Elias said she plans on exposing club 
members to professionals in the field. 

"I'm currently organizing for F1DM 
admission counselors to come to discuss more 
about their school, and in the future. I would 
like people in the business to come in and 
speak about what they do as well." Elias said. 
Membership in the club and attending 
club meetings allows students to meet and 
converse with others who share an interest in 
trends and fashion. 

"An advantage of being a member of 
the club is that one can come in contact with 
other students who are interested in the subject 
matter and be able to learn from them," Elias 

Publicist Julie Martinez said an advan- 
tage of being a member is gaining knowledge 
from fellow club members. 

"1 like that I have learned more about 
the Fashion Industry from other students," 
Martinez said. "The club enables students in 
all majors and areas to participate and bring 
their knowledge and experience to meetings 
to benefit others." 

"1 joined the fashion club to see if 1 could 
apply my knowledge of communications to 
the needs of the club." Martinez said. "We 
want our club to grow, and we are designed to 
have all students contribute their input about 
fashion and their own unique style." 

Elias also said that any student who is 
interested should attend meetings and join. 

"Anyone is welcome to join, the more the 
merrier," Elias said. 

Elias said that the club is the first of its 
kind on campus. 

The club offers students on a campus that 
lacks fashion and design courses a way to learn 
about a career in fashion and merchandising. 

"I'm a business major who wants to own 
my own retail clothing line some day." Elias 
said. "CLU does not offer any courses that 
satisfy this dream." 

Elias said her passion for style that moti- 
vated her to begin the Fashion Club began at 
an early age. 

"I've always been a lover of fashion, 
whether 1 was dressing up my Barbie dolls 
as a child or dressing up my roommates in 
college ... fashion has always been a pas- 
sion of mine," Elias said. "I enjoy finding 
the right style of clothing at affordable prices 
for people and making them feel good about 

The club meets every Tuesday at 7 p.m. 
in Nygreen 3. For more information, contact 
Luisana Elias or check in the SUB. 

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This week in 

Southern California 


Compiled by 
Amanda Marsh 


•The Canyon Club: 
April 15-The Fab Four 
April 16-DishWalla 
Doors open at 6 p.m. 

Tickets may be purchased 
from the Box Office (818) 
879-5016 or online at 

Movies for April 15: 

•The Amityville Horror 

•House of D 


•State Property 2: Philly 


•A Wake in Providence 

•The Year of the Yao 

House of Blues: Sunset 

•April 15- Chrysler presents 
Blind Boys of Alabama 
and Co-headliner Sonny 
Landreth with special guest 
Charlie Musselwhite 
•April 17- Tribal with 
Common Sense 
Doors open at 7 p.m. 

Tickets may be purchased 
online at 

Restaurant Spotlight: 
Yama Sushi 

Type of Food: Japanese 
(Tepan & Sushi Bar) 
Where: Camarillo 
Hours: Mon.- Fri. 11:30 a.m. 
1:30 p.m. & 4:30 -9 p.m. 
Sat.- Sun. 5 - 9 p.m. 
Average meal price: lunch- 
$12, dinner- $22 
(805) 484-0321 

Civic Arts Plaza 

•Contact (A Theater League 
April 15 at 8 p.m. 
April 16at2&8p.m. 
April 17at2&7p.m. 

•Camerata Pacifica 
April 16 at 8 p.m. 

Wakeboard Lessons with a 

Who: Chris Williams- 
sponsored by Hyperlite, No 
Fear, and Malibu Boats. 
Where: Castaic Lake 

Buy a ticket to 
Magic Mountain 

and go free the rest of the 
year! The Season Pass 
includes one ticket to 
Hurricane Harbor. 

This Week: 
Open Mic Night 

Thursday, 10 p.m. in the SUB 

WSM 2E(0M<S> 

4 The Echo 


April 13, 2005 

Sights of Scanfest 2005 

Photograph by Casey Stanton 

Dressed in chain mail and doing battle with clubs and swords, traditional Scandanavian warriors perform in front of Alumni Hall during last 
weekend's Scanfest. Artists and performers from all over the world come to showcase their heritage at the annual festival. 

hotograph by Casey Stanton 

The International Stage featured speeches and acts from a variety of 
performers. Flags from more than a dozen nations draped the event. 

Photograph hvCj-o Slantm 

The Blacksmith shop has been a fixture at Scanfest going back several 
years. Artisans hammered out horseshoes and other wares. 






Job Description: 

In conjunction with the Office of Undergraduate Admission staff, 
the Undergraduate Admission intern will plan, implement and 
evaluate admission projects as part of fulfilling the overall goals 
of the Office of undergraduate admission at California Lutheran 

Reporting directly to the admission counselor responsible for 
coordinating the admission intern program, the undergraduate 
admission intern will: 

•Meet with prospective students and families to answer questions 
about CLU and its admission and financial aid process 
•Attend college fairs as a representative of CLU 
•Complete freshman transcript evaluations for GPA verification 
•Work with the coordinator of Special Events to assist in the 
organization and implementation of Fall Showcase, Presidential 
Scholarship Weekend, the Multicultural Overnight program and 
Admitted Student Day 

•Coordinate the "Take Cal Lutheran Home for the Holidays" pro- 

•Review admission files and make recommendations 
•Organize group visits and conduct presentations regarding the 
admission and financial aid process 

•Cover the admission Office for Saturday appointments during 
peak recruitment travel times for admission Counselors 
•Assist admission Counselors on daily tasks and special projects 
as assigned 

The Undergraduate Admission intern must possess strong com- 
munication, organizational and time management skills and must 
have a good knowledge of university policies and procedures. 
The admission intern position is a paid position, therefore, a great 
deal is expected of this internship. 

To apply, please send your resume, along with a cover letter, to 
the Office of undergraduate admission (mail code #1350) no later 
than Friday, April 16, 2005 Interviews will be offered Monday, 
April 25, through Friday, April 29. We will contact you directly to 
set up an interview date and time. If you have any questions, con- 
tact Mary Schwichtenberg at 805.493.3880. 

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Race is on for Grand Marshal 

By Nancy ScrofanG 
Staff Writfr 

"Love looks not with the eyes but with 
the mind." William Shakespeare wrote this 
line in his play "A Midsummer Night's 
Dream." Shakespeare wrote over 38 plays 
in his lifetime and is a literary talent that 
has established his work as some of the fin- 
est work ever written. He wrote comedies, 
histories, tragedies and romances. Some of 
Shakespeare's most famous works are the 
plays "Hamlet," "Romeo and Juliet," and 
"Macbeth." His literature has many meanings 
and themes that are discovered and discussed 
by his readers. Shakespeare has a strong fol- 
lowing including the non-profit organization 
the Kingsmen Shakespeare Company associ- 
ated with CLU. 

Drama department lecturer Kevin Kern 
is the artistic director in charge of educational 
outreach for the KSC. He is dedicated to get- 
ling children more involved in the arts and 
helping them realize how important the arts 
are. Kem is bringing Shakespeare into the 
lives of students, especially children, because 
he believes that Shakespeare is a master sto- 
ryteller and is someone whom everyone can 

"Once you get past the language, the 
stories are all very universal. There are themes 
that kids understand like jealousy, love, 
revenge and insulting people. Shakespeare 
is one of the best at telling those stories. You 
make it interesting and appealing to them by 
helping them through the difficult language 
and getting them to the heart of the story," 
Kem said. 

Kem is running for Grand Marshal of 
the Conejo Valley Unified School District for 
the Conejo Valley Days parade. He is raising 
money for the KSC and whoever raises the 
most money for their non-profit organization 
wins the race and the title of Grand Marshal, 
between Kem and his runningmate. The KSC 

is holding several fundraisers in order to raise 
,as much money as possible. 

"There's everything from nights at 
Borderline to nights at Stuft Pizza. We are 
going to throw a couple of the Kingsman 
Shakespeare board members in jail and their 
business partners and associates are going to 
pay $1000 to bail them out," Kem said. 

Kem feels that raising money to bring 

tttative subjects, such as math, so they focus on 
those subjects more than the arts. The higher 
the scores on the aptitude tests, the more 
money the schools get. 

"There are no tests for the arts, so they 
don't teach it. And there's not really a lot of 
time allotted for it, not to mention there's not a 
lot of funding for that," Kem said. 

There is a connection between the sru- 

Photograph by Justin Campbell 

President of KSC Scott Wolf, and Chairmember Deanie Scarangello. 

children and the arts together is necessary 
because the arts are a vital part of a child's 
education. Unfortunately, the funding for the 
arts in schools is limited. 

"The arts in education budgets got deci- 
mated under our new governor. We must do 
something. That's why I'm running," Kem 
said. Schools are able to test children in quan- 

dents currently attending CLU and the stu- 
dents in tire schools around the Conejo Valley 
because of the KSC. 

"Cal Lutheran is the home of the 
Kingsmen Shakespeare Company, and 
because Cal Lutheran is an educational institu- 
tion, we have an invested interest in making 
sure that the children in the Conejo Valley are 

getting a good education because we want 
them to come here. We want good students to 
come to Cal Lutheran from all over the coun- 
try, but we might as well start right here in our 
own backyard where we can do something 
about it. 

"You aren't going to get Cal Lutheran 
students to help contribute to a program that's 
going to happen in Rochester. N. Y, but when 
they see it happening right here in Thousand 
Oaks with schools that they know, then it 
becomes more personal and they have more 
of an ownership in that," Kem said. 

Tlie KSC offers several programs for 
children to participate in. "We have something 
that we call the Shakespeare Educational Tour, 
which just wrapped up. It goes to elementary 
schools in the Conejo Valley taking six profes- 
sional actors and putting them right there in the 
classroom doing workshops in Shakespeare." 
Kem said. 

There are also summer camps for children 
that begin in June. Kem is the camp director 
of Summer Theatre Camp 2005 presented by 
the KSC featuring Camp Shakespeare. 

Last summer, advanced Camp 
Shakespeare students performed a 55-minule 
version of Shakespeare's "Much Ado About 
Nothing," which Kem adapted and directed. In 
addition. KSC members. CLU drama majors 
and Alumni will share their time and talents 
with the students this summer, according to the 
website This 
is Kern's I2 tn year with the CLU Summer 

Kem is also an actor for the Kingsmen 
Shakespeare Festival. The Santa Susana 
Repertory Theatre Company and the Drama 
Department at California Lutheran University 
produced the first Kingsmen Shakespeare 
Festival in Kingsmen Park at CLU in 1997. 

The 9 tn Annual Kingsmen Shakespeare 
Festival will be held this summer from 
June 24 through July 3 1 . featuring the plays 
"King Richard III" and "The Merry Wives of 

Double act enlightens, entertains 

By Dana Patterson 
Staff Writer 

Spanish professors, husband and wife 
team Ron Teichmann and Magdalena 
Teichmann teach and entertain students and 
members of the community with Mexican 
culture and music. 

The Teichmanns have been involved with 
music as far back as they can remember. R. 
Teichmann plays the guitar, the piano, sings 
and writes music. 

M. Teichmann has been singing for years 
and has also been immersed in Mexican cul- 
ture and music. 

"I have sung all my life. I love it, we love 
it and it brings us together," M. Teichmann 

Together the Teichmanns are called 
"Dueto Ron y Tequila." They established 
their name after they noted that the name Ron 
in Spanish means mm. They thought that it 
would be a good idea to call M. Teichmann 
Tequila for show purposes. The name stuck 
and they are known as Ron and Tequila. 

The duet performs with different types of 
Mexican musicians and gToups like mariachi 
bands and, groupos rancheros. The couple 
never knows what type they will sound like 
until they hit the stage. 

The duet performs a more traditional type 
of ranchera music similar to that of country 
music in America. 

Their big break came when they were per- 
forming at a party and they were approached 

by one of their guests. He then brought a com- 
poser to another party where the Teichmann 's 
were performing. 

"The composer loved us and wanted us 
to sing and Ron to write so he could pres- 
ent to the composer's union in Mexico," M. 
Teichmann said. 

From then on, every trip that the duet 
made to Mexico would be different. The com- 
poser, who also gave them their name, Urieta, 
featured them in his shows. Before they knew 
it, they were singing at fairs, festivals and clubs 
all the time. 

The couple has worked with agents and 
on their own to establish a name and career 
out of their passions: music and Spanish. They 
sing all over for different events and causes. 

"We play for the stu- 
dents each semester for 
a change of pace and we 
have found that singing 
helps the students with 
the language." 

Ron Teichmann 

Some places include the biannual festival 
in Los Angeles called "El Mercado de Este 
de Los Angeles," at the Kennedy Center in 
Washington D.C., and in Mexico at various 

As Spanish professors, the duet thought 
that it would be a good idea to play for their 

classes to incorporate Spanish music and cul- 
ture into tire curriculum. 

"We play for the students each semester 
for a change of pace, and we have found that 
singing helps the students with the language," 
R. Teichmann said. 

Annually, the duet sings at CLU on 
Halloween, or in Spanish el Dia de los 
Muertos, in the SUB where they sing about 
death as celebrated in the Mexican culture. 

"It is a fun balance between academics 
and music for us," R. Teichmann said. 

Students always remember the days that 
the duet sings and students in their classes con- 
tinually request for days to sing about Mexican 
culture and the people. 

"They really enjoy what they do. It makes 
the class feel more cultured, and it is a nice 
change. It made me feel like I was in Cabo 
sipping a margarita," Ron Russ, a former stu- 
dent of the duet, said. 

There is one tiling diat makes this duet 
unique: neither of the performers are Mexican. 
R. Teichmann is German and M. Teichmann 
is American. This does not stop them from 
performing music that they enjoy. 

"We enjoy singing at the fairs in Mexico 
amongst the real people of Mexico," M. 
Teichmann said. 

Overall, the duet has had a positive 
response from the Mexican people and other 
listeners, despite their not being of Mexican 

"The people enjoy us as foreigners per- 
forming their music," R. Teichmann said. 
They are continually changing their 

repertoire. With two CDs, this singing couple 
plans to entertain for years to come. 

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April 13, 2005 

Burns' artwork burns bright light 

By Jaime Stachle 
Staff Writer 

Ail instructor Bany Burns" "Power of 
Light" artwork was displayed in the Kwan 
Fong Gallery last week, and captured the 
attention of students as they passed through 
the humanities building. The art was a collec- 
tion of nonobjective, minimal abstract pieces 
of large scale. 

'" The work was so clean and classy," 
graduate student F.rick F.lhard said. 

Graduate students Elhard and Chandra 
Bird agreed that the work displayed had more 
of an impression on them than other shows 
thai had been presented in the gallery. 

Bums is pleased to have the opportunity 
to share his work. 

"It does no good to keep it hidden away 
at home. I want to share it with people." Bums 

Most of the pieces were painted over this 
p.isi summer, with the exception of the piece. 
"Power of Light,'' which is 20 years old. The 
works combine a variety of techniques that 
include optic blending, airbrushing, the use of 
aciylic. dye and stencil, -and a powerful use of 

"It is satisfying to see them all come 
together in one piece of work." Bums said. 

Individually, the pieces each have their 
own meaning to Bums, but he hesitates to 
discuss them because, in a sense, that kind of 
discussion can aiin the show for the viewer. 

"Talking about the work, or trying to tell 
you what a piece is supposed to mean, ruins 
much of the perception of it. It is supposed to 
be nonobjective, so the viewers of the pieces 
can perceive them on their own." Bums said. 

Overall. Bums' style tends only to follow 
a few basic design rules, yet achieves great 

"If I try to make it look like something, it 
doesn't work. I only stick to a few basic prin- 
ciples and just let [he art happen." Bums said. 

He said that he hied not to think too much 
but concentrated more on creating the work as 
a background for human beings. He thinks 
about what would look best in a home, but not 
necessarily in a house. 

By focusing more on how things harmo- 
nize or interact together and creating more of a 
backdrop for the life that occurs around the art. 
he can better achieve the success of a piece or 
combination of pieces. 

In addition to being an artist. Bums is an 
instructor at CLU and has been teaching here 
for the past five years. Bums is very knowl- 
edgable about what he teaches, because of his 
broad background in multimedia art, such as 
animation, art and broadcast. 

"He is one of my favorite teachers 
because he is so energetic, and is a constant 
source of motivation." senior Jihan Gray said. 

Gray has Bums for two of her classes 
this semester. She, along with many of Bums' 
other students, continually compliment Bums' 
work and teaching sty le. 

Photograph b\ Justin Campbell 
Senior Lindsey Karick takes time to admire Barry Burns' works of art. 

Much of this positive feedback comes 
from Bums positive outlook on his job at 

"I love the altitude here. I love the rela- 
tionships and i love the feeling I get when I 
teach here," Bums said. 

In many ways it is easier for Bums to talk 
about his teaching, rather than talk about his 
art show. 

But as staled before, there is a certain 
depreciation that comes with discussing art 
loo much. 

"I'm not a writer. I'm not a critic. I'm a 
painter," Bums said. 

He is a painter and his work clearly shows 
it. But more importantly. Burns is a teacher, 
one that his students feel fortunate to have 

Campus Quotes 

How have the increasing gas prices affected your life'i 

Luke Woodward, 200S 

"They have forced me to drive plac 
es"only when necessary." 

Eddie Torres, 2005 

"They make me sad." 

David Garza, 2005 

"/ can't go to the same number of 
places I normally would. " 

Frankie Rodriguez, 2006 

"/ am a commuter, and they are 
raping me for all my money. " 

Jessica Saly, 2007 

"College students shouldn't have to 
pay for gas. We're already in debt." 

Brandon Barday, 2005 

"The fill up is now $35 instead of 
$25 for me. " 

Hula Salamasina, 2007 

"I just have to go from point A to 
point B without any detours. " 

Toni Fuller, 2006 

"It's draining my bank account. 

Campus Quotes and photographs were compiled by Michael Daniels. 

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April 13, 2005 


The Echo 7 

Christians surviving in the Middle East 

By Melissa Shoshahi 
Staff Writer 

According to the magazine "Christian 
Century," there is a small percentage of 
Christians in every country in the Middle 
East. Overshadowed by the dominant religion 
of Islam, Christians in the Middle East are 
not safe. There are approximately 650,000 to 
800,000 Christians currently in Iraq, 70,000 in 
Iran, and the largest Christian population of 6 
million in Egypt. 

In an article by Rainer Lang, published 
in 2002 by Christian Century, church officials 
and U.S.- based church relief workers said that 
they were not victims of persecution under the 
regime of Saddam Hussein. Under Saddam, 
Christians were allowed to worship their reli- 
gion, but were restricted from expressing their 
views in public. They were also forbidden 
to give their children Christian names. After 
the fall of Baghdad, tile Christians felt more 
powerless in relation with the Shi'ites' grow- 
ing power. In an article in May 2003 by Mark 
Mueller, from "Christian Century," once the 
war began in Iraq, the religious freedom the 
Christians sought after was replaced with fear 
of the "fundamentalism rippling through Iraq's 
Shi'ite Muslim majority." 

In Iraq, Christian women claimed they 
had been harassed by Shi'ite men for walking 
through the streets without their headscarves. 
"The Shi'ite clerics inflame religious hatred 
by calling for the expulsion from Iraq of non- 
believers," according to the article by Mueller. 
Most of the blatant acts have been directed 
toward Iraq's liquor stores, which are run by 
Christians. The owners claimed that diey have 
had their lives threatened for selling alcohol, 
which is forbidden to do under Islamic law. 
"I'm afraid for my people," Bishop 

Ishlemon Warduni said, the leader of Iraq's 
Chaldean Catholic community, which, accord- 
ing to Christian Century, represents almost 80 
percent of the nation's Christians. The other 20 
percent are Syrians, Assyrians and Armenians, 
including a small Protestant Reformed pres- 
ence. "During the war, we were not afraid like 
we are now," Warduni said. "All Christians are 
in danger." 

According to an article by Elaine Ruth 
Sletcher, in the "National Catholic Reporter" 
in April 2003, many Muslims see the invasion 
of Iraq as an immoral move by Christians 
against Islam. When they see Christians in 
the Middle East, the Muslim majority believes 
that they are "westernized" and are against 
Islam and their country. 

In an article by Dale Gavlak in the 
October 2004 issue of "Christian Century," a 
fonner government employee named Samir, 
who requested not to have his full name used 
because of fear of reprisals against his fam- 
ily, mentioned how Christians in Iraq cannot 
violate acts, and that they don't have tribes 
to protect them from harm, which makes 
Christians vulnerable. He also mentioned 
how he believes that they are being targeted 
as Christians because they are suspected to be 
in collaboration with U.S. and Western forces. 
He concludes, however, that this is not true. 

The refugee status for Iraqi Christians 
is very difficult. According to "Christian 
Century," while churches seek refugee sta- 
tus for the Christians in Iraq, the U.S. State 
Department expects that only a few hundred 
can qualify for asylum. A major problem is 
that the United Nations officials in Washington 
do not believe there is enough evidence to 
conclude that the regime in Iraq is targeting 

According to the same article in "Christian 

Century," large numbers of Iraqi Christians 
were fleeing to the borders of Jordan and 
Syria. No one knows of the approximated 
750,000 Christians, how many have left the 
country since the fall of Saddam Hussein, 
but the guesses are in the thousands. The 
levels in mistreatment and discrimination that 
Christians have faced are an alarming factor, 
mixed in with much fear. Church bombings in 
Baghdad and Mosul in early August have only 
elevated the fear level. 

An article by Jia-Rui Chong and Erika 
Hayasaki in August 2004 of the Los Angeles 
Times, reported on a church in North 
Hollywood that serves as a community for 
Iraqi Christians in the Los Angeles County. 
Father Noel Gorgis, who was raised in northern 
Iraq, led prayers for the victims, and called the 
attacks "a crime." Francis Daoud, a member of 
the church stated that Muslim fundamentalists 
"think Christians in Iraq are helping the U.S. 
They want to make everybody rise up. They 
want to make a mess." Bretil Khosrowabadi, 
an Iranian member, mentions how any attacks 
against Christians worry the church and "in 
Iraq and Iran, Christians are a minority and 
they have no rights." 

Iranian Christians International, Inc. min- 
isters to approximately 8 million Iranians and 
Afghans living outside their countries today. 
They have monitored human rights situations 
of Christians and other religious groups in Iran 
as well as other Muslim countries since 1980. 
ICI works closely with mission organizations. 
Christian workers, as well as churches. The 
discrimination of Christians in Iraq is similar 
to their bordering country, Iran. With over 
70,000 Christians in Iran, ICI has helped over 
1 .000 persecuted Iranians and Afghan families 
to seek asylum elsewhere. 

President of ICI. Abe Ghaffari claims that 

Christian Iranians are not accepted. The only 
Christians accepted in Iran are people from 
Armenian or Assyrian ethnicity. 

"Muslims that convert to Christianity 
deserve death according to the Islamic gov- 
ernment. They are referred to as apostates 
and Muslims have a right to act on apostasy," 
Ghaffari said. "Muslim fanatics will catch up 
with [Christians] in Iran, therefore you cannot 
advertise Christianity." 

Ghaffari mentioned that many Iranians 
today, especially in the United States that are 
from Muslim backgrounds, do not approve of 
the Islamic Government. 

"The Islamic Government is giving 
Muslims a bad name," Iranian native Mohsen 
Shoshahi said. "They have interpreted Islam in 
their own ways, and now have ruined Iran and 
other Muslim countries for the worse." 

According to the U.S. Department 
of State's February 2002 Country Report 
on Human Rights Practices for 2001, Iran 
stated drat the Government's Human rights 
record remained poor with abuses including 
executions, disappearances, widespread use 
of torture and other degrading treatments such 
as rape, stoning and long arrests and deten- 
tion. The report mentioned, "the government 
is highly suspicious of any proselytizing of 
Muslims by non-Muslims and can be harsh in 
its response. The Government does not ensure 
the rights of citizens to change their religious 
faith. Apostasy, specifically conversion from 
Islam, may be punishable by death." 

Ghaffari mentions that if the government 
finds out that a person is Christian, they will 
arrest that person, or even torture them. 

"Some Christians in Iran are fleeing now 
because they are charged with apostasy and 
a western spy for the government," Ghaffari 
said. "It is a scary world." 

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April 13, 2005 

Is CLU a Christian Uni 
Not Exactly. 
Church Related? 
Yes Indeed! 



Indeed, i I is most 
certainly true. 

By The Office of University Ministries 
Special to the Echo 

Is CLU a Christian University? On 
further reflection of that question one would 
have to say. "not exactly." Why? Technically 
speaking no nation or institution or agency 
is "Christian." There really was only one 
"Christian;" he was crucified and is risen! You 
cannot have a Christian bench, a Christian 
building, or a Christian land mass, because 
these are 'objects' and objects cannot profess 
allegiance to anything or anyone. The heart 
of the matter lies in 'being' and 'becoming'. 
Christians are followers of Christ, which 
means Christians, by their word and action, 
profess allegiance to Jesus. 

Are we just playing with words? No. 

Is CLU "Church related," or "Faith 
rooted"? Absolutely. 

In so far as "Christian" describes our 
purpose and hope, one could best say, "only in 
part." But thank God we can claim that much 
at least. That is no small matter. 

It's a great yet partial claim and confes- 

CLU is the evidence of a commitment 
made in the late 1950s by a group of Lutheran 
Christians. Speaking from the core of their 
faith, the Pedersen family made a land dona- 
tion for this university and commented that 
they wanted to "provide youth the benefits of 
a Christian education in a day when spiritual 
values can well decide the course of history. " 

Cat Lutheran is not only a place of 
learning but also a community of 
faith. Members of the community 
are invited to encounter a living 
God through worship and service. 

The Christian core of this university is 
not in a building or in a set of codes artfully 
engraved into stone. The core of this university 
rests in the person of Jesus Christ, who came to 
save the world from a broken relationship with 
God, and who invites us to love and serve one 
another without regard for class, creed, color, 
or credential. 

The "L" word 

Lutheran is our middle name and it is 
also an important part of who we are as an 
academic and social community. As a uni- 
versity, our fundamental and primary mission 
is to help students expand and deepen their 
minds in the pursuit of truth. As a Lutheran 

university, we believe that this mission is best 
undertaken within a diverse community and in 
ways that nurture all dimensions of a student's 
life - intellectual, physical, emotional and 

We are an institution called together by 
Lutheran Christians who were inspired by a 
religious tradition that valued an active faith 
in God, confessing a faith in Jesus Christ, and 
empowered by the Holy Spirit which then 
honored personal freedom, and the rigorous 
and insatiable pursuit of truth. 

This means: 

Your personal convictions and beliefs will 
be respected. 

You will have opportunities to study and 
reflect on other religious traditions as well as 
the Christian tradition. 

You will have opportunities to encounter 
Christian faith in both thought and practice. 

Your religious study courses will expose 
you to a world of religious expressions and 

You will be encouraged to explore your 
thoughts and beliefs both in and out of the 

You will be challenged to explore ques- 
tions of vocation, faith and identity in an envi- 
ronment filled with choices. 

Cal Lutheran is not only a place of learn- 
ing but also a community of faith. Members 
of the community are invited to encounter a 
living God through worship and service. 

How do you live out your faith at CLU? 

Dan Ham, '05 

"In the gospels, Jesus calms 
the storm that threatens his 
disciple's lives. I feel that my 
faith in Jesus calms the storm 
of my busy life here at CLU." 

Julia Fog, Reverend 

"I have known for a long time 
that I have wanted to teach. 
By teaching I am living out 
God's call. Through teaching, 
I've challenged students to 
think and to be articulate with 
their beliefs. " 

Kirsten Madsen, '05 

"[My faith] has been shaped in 
various discussions I have had 
in class and with others, as 
well as through Bible Studies, 
and finding a church that fits 
what I am looking for. " 

Or. Nandra Perry 

"Teaching is an important spiri- 
tual decision because it is so 
humbling. You think that you 
have everything figured out, 
and then you read a text or 
meet a student that challenges 
you to look outside yourself. " 

Guy Erwin, Professor 

"I do the job God has called 
me to: helping students see the 
historic variety and complexity 
of the Christian experience. " 

Adam Jussel, '05 

"Living in my faith here at CLU 
has been a series of adapta- 
tions. However, if I were to 
boil it down to how I live my 
faith now, I would have to say 
through acceptance. I believe 
that faith should be a growing 
process. The faith I have today 
is completely different than my 
first day at CLU. Through that 
change, I would say that this 
faith I live in now is being able 
to show empathy and compas- 
sion for everyone. " 

Mike Fuller, Assistant Dean of 

"Through my actions, I want 
students and my colleagues 
to know that I am a man of 
God. My hope is that this 
comes out through my willing- 
ness to help, compassion for 
people, principled decision 
making, open-door policy and 
the fact that I am open about 
my faith and love for God. " 

Courtney Parks 

"I challenge myself to be open 
to new and different opinions 
and ideas, to serve others, 
to actively apply my faith to 
all aspects of my life, and to 
discuss and share my faith with 
others. " 

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Words from a righteous Republican 

By Marisa Glatzer 
Guest Editorial 

Will the Democrats learn from their 
mistakes during, before and after the 2004 
election? So far, chances don't look too prom- 

John Kerry was a pathetically weak, 
spineless candidate devoid of any new ideas. 
Personally, I cannot remember hearing much 
about John Kerry before he ran in the demo- 
cratic primaries two years ago. This fact does 
not, however, automatically define Kerry as 
weak or devoid of ideas. That said, as I learned 
more and more about John Kerry leading 
up to the election, I slowly became increas- 
ingly confident that Bush would be re-elected. 
Slowly but surely, I realized that Americans 
are too intelligent to be fooled by such an 
obvious imposter. This may surprise some 
Democrats, but I can tell you that I watched 
most of the Democratic primary debates, 
numerous interviews with Kerry and almost 
all of the Democratic National Convention 
last August and I still cannot tell you, without 
doubt, what John Kerry's platform exactly 
was. From Kerry's cheesy and cheap attempt 

to run for president of the United States almost 
entirely based on his four months experience 
in Vietnam instead of his 20 years in the 
Senate, to his now infamous promise, "I'm 

"The democrats screwed 
up big time with the ar- 
rogant attitude that "any- 
one but Bush" would 
fly with the majority of 

Marisa Glatzer 
Republican Club President 

John Kerry, and I'm reporting for duty," to 
Kerry's non-answers during the presidential 
debates, I remember feeling an odd mixture of 
embarrassment that such a wishy-washy elitist 
as Kerry was actually close to becoming presi- 
dent of our great country and relief that I was 
sure George W. Bush would be reelected. 

The other great debacle of the Democratic 
Party's misguided attempt to take back 
the presidency was the obvious difference 
between Bush supporters and Kerry sup- 

porters. Bush supporters were adamantly in 
support of their president for the last four 
years, while Kerry supporters were adamantly 
disdainful of President Bush. I have yet to 
be convinced that a significant percentage of 
those who voted for John Kerry were actu- 
ally excited about the prospect of John Kerry 
taking office and not more excited about the 
prospect of George W. Bush leaving office. 
The Democrats screwed up big time with 
the arrogant attitude that "anyone but Bush" 
would fly with the majority of Americans. 
Remember that love always overrides hate. 
I, and most of the other Bush voters, love 
George W. Bush; the seemingly vast majonty 
of Kerry voters simply hated Bush. Americans 
do care about who they are placing into office, 
not just who they are ousting; thus the parties 
owe America an honest attempt to run the best 
possible candidate. Check. 

It can also be argued thai Republicans, 
along with conservative values won over- 
whelmingly across the country because of 
simple but brilliant campaign strategies. Karl 
Rove's plan to energize the Bush voter base 

Please see REPUBLICAN, p. 10 

In God's eyes we are all the same 

By Kim Allen 

It is our natural tendency to place others 
on a pedestal because of their achievements 
or status. It is natural that people who are 
looked upon as the epitome of religious per- 
fection, like the Pope, Mother Theresa or Billy 
Graham may be seen as better or more holy 
human beings than the average person. 

All of mankind is filthy and we are all 
the same, so I thought I would look at some 
scripture that discuss the reality of humankind. 
David states in Psalm 51:5, "Behold, I was 
brought forth in iniquity, and in sin my mother 
conceived me." 

Job states in Job 7:16-17 "I loathe my 
life; I would not live forever. Let me alone, for 
my days are but a breath. What is man, that 
you should exalt him, that you should set your 

heart on him?" 

He continues in chapter 15: 14-16: "What 
is man, that he could be pure? And he who is 
bom of a woman, that he could be righteous? 
If God puts no trust in His saint, and the heav- 
ens are not pure in His sight, how much less 
man, who is abominable and filthy, who drinks 
iniquity like water!" 

I remember reading these for the first time 
and having a hard time seeing that those who 
are considered "good" by society's standards 
are really "sinful." Yet, I just don't see how 
I could tell the God of the universe, the One 
who created the world and everything in it and 
has the ability to completely destroy us, that 
He is wrong. 

I don't think society or anyone in it has 
the right to tell Him that He should change the 
way He sees us or how He rules over us. We 
are all the same in God's eyes, and the bottom 
line is that there is nothing that we can do to 
justify ourselves as righteous in His sight. It is 
only in Christ that we have redemption, 

The Apostle Paul in Colossians 1:21-22 
states, "and you, who once were alienated and 
enemies in your mind by wicked works, yet 
now He has reconciled in the body of His flesh 
through death, to present you holy, and blame- 
less, and above reproach in His sight" 

God sees those who believe in Him and 
live by faith as holy and blameless, which 

"Behold, I was brought 
forth in iniquity, and in 
sin my mother conceived 


means that on the Day of Judgment those who 
believe will not be ashamed for the crimes they 
have committed against God. 

Paul continues on in Ephesians 2:1-8 
to say, "And you He made alive, who were 
dead in trespasses and sins, in which you once 
walked according to the course of this world, 
according to the pnnce of the power of the 
air, the spirit who now works in the sons of 
disobedience, among whom also we all once 
conducted ourselves in' the lusts of our flesh, 
fulfilling desires of the flesh and of the mind, 
and were by nature children of wrath, just as 
the others. 

"But God, who is rich in mercy, because 
of His great love with which He loved us, even 
when we were dead in trespasses ... for by 
grace you have been saved through faith, and 
that not of yourselves; it is the gift of God, not 
of works, lest anyone should boast." 

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April 13, 2005 

What does marriage really mean? 

By Jessica Saly 
Guest Writer 

On March 12, 2005, California Lutheran 
University tackled the question "What Does 
Marriage Really Mean?" Marriage has a 
definitive history, as well as a religious past. 
Americans prefer to keep the general laws 
within the states of America the same, while 
others, both heterosexual and homosexual, feel 
it is time for a change. Many people still hold 
the belief that mamage is an institution, which 
should remain between a man and a woman 
for the purpose of procreation. 

Now is the time for people to respect each 
other in their personal decisions and allow oth- 
ers to engage in same-sex marriages. Men and 
women alike should have the opportunity to 
marry whether the couple is homosexual or 
heterosexual. Gay mamage is a hot topic, an 
issue in which many prefer not to discuss. This 
was the case as it was left in the dark during 
CLU's seminar. In denying people their nghts 
as Americans, without an exact constitutional 
definition of marriage, room is left for a dis- 
pute between both opinions. This argument is 
now addressed as seen through the eyes of a 
20-year-old Roman Catholic feminist. 

Some argue that procreation is the rea- 
son why marriage should remain between a 
man and a woman. God created Adam and 
Eve, specifically as man and woman, for the 
purpose of reproduction. Yet, there are many 
heterosexual couples who choose not to, or 
simply cannot, procreate. In recent years, 
hysterectomies and vasectomies have become 
common operations among American couples 
for various reasons including pregnancy pre- 
vention and health issues. 

The main point is that these married 
couples are no longer able to procreate. These 
infertile heterosexual couples are not denied 
the right to marry, yet, they choose to discard 
their ability to reproduce simply because they 
find it an inconvenience. But according to the 
current argument they qualify to be a part of 
the institution of mamage because they are 
heterosexual. In this case, the idea of pro- 
creation is completely irrelevant. This same 
situation is the exact grounds so many people 
are against gay mamage. They are denied the 
right to marry because they cannot reproduce, 
or can they? There are many other options 
in which gay and lesbian couples do take 
advantage of such as invitrofertilization and 
surrogate mothers. 

This frustrating topic of procreation, as 

"Gay marriage is a hot 
topic, an issue in which 
many prefer not to dis- 
cuss. This was the case 
as it was left in the dark 
during CLU's seminar. " 
Jessica Saly 
Guest Writer 

well as many others, was raised during the 
mamage seminar, and unfortunately it was 
not fully addressed. When the speakers were 
asked to give an opinion either for or against 
gay mamage, that specific topic was quickly 
changed to issues concerning polygamy, pre- 
marriage counseling, and cohabitation. 

Gay marriage continues to be an extreme- 
ly debatable topic. The argument that asks for 
good reasons of why gay marriage should be 
banned still remainsun addressed. This idea is 
arguable in many aspects, but it goes to show 
that one's religion, gender or age may not affect 
the stance on the current debate. The contem- 
porary definition of mamage allows for many 
holes to be filled, and the idea of marriage for 
procreation is just one of the many. 

REP UALICaN, Cont'd from p. 00 

and to massively increase voter turnout for 
Bush in areas where Bush was already strong 
was straightforward and effective. On the other 
side of the aisle, the Kerry campaigners were 
so convinced of their candidate's imminent 
election to the presidency that they overlooked 
key counties in battleground states like Ohio 
and thus lost the election. It's time to readjust 
Democratic thinking. 

As euphoric as the general election results 
were, oh and just thinking of being able to call 
Senator Tom Daschle "former Senate Minority 
Leader Tom Daschle" makes me shed a tear 
for the possibility of an end to obstruction- 
ism in the U.S. Senate, I can't help but hope 
that the Democrats did learn their lesson. 
Actions post-election say otherwise, however. 
Prominent Democrats argue that there was 
nothing wrong with their message, but that 
they just weren't effective enough at getting 
the message out. To John Kerry, this means 
that he did not confuse enough voters as to 
what his exact positions were on the issues. 
Earth to the Democratic Party: Americans 
heard your messages in favor of infanticide, 

gay marriage, unearthly high taxes, poor 
bioethics, socialized medicine, condemnation 
of the war in Iraq, and oh yes, my personal 
favorite, disregard for the U.S. military's own 
attitude about fighting in Iraq loud and clear . . . 
and Americans didn't like it! The next logical 
step, to me anyway, (and this is to assume that 
the Democratic leaders are in favor of logic), 
would be to at least reexamine their platform, 
and the positions of their leaders. Checkmate. 

My recommendation for today's 
Democratic Party is simple: to those few mid- 
dle-of-the-road, more in touch with Middle 
America Democrats, unite! Fight against the 
far-left of center agenda that defines the party 
today and make your voices heard because the 
American two-party system is too valuable 
to lose. Change your party and elevate your 
Truman and JFK Democrats to national pres- 
tige. Oh wait, too late. The screaming doctor 
from Vermont, Howard the Dean, has already 
assumed his post as the new DNC chair. 
(Sigh.) Maybe in another four years. 

I really do hope that the Democrats do 
learn their lesson from the 2004 election. 
Until then, and as Hillary "Socialist" Clinton 

positions herself to run in 2008 by making 
Kerry-like attempts to pretend to be centrist, 
I and the rest of the Bush lovers can bask in 
the glory that the 2004 election produced: the 
largest number of House Republicans elected 
since 1946. the largest number of Republican 
Senators since 1930, and Bush taking a larger 
percentage of the popular vote than almost 
every Democrat elected in the 20th century, 
save FDR and Lyndon Johnson. Gorgeous. 

One last note: to the creative liberal who 
recently signed me up for *s and 
Howard Dean's Website e-mail lists, I say, 
"Bravo!" Now, take a few of your fellow 
liberal {but also creative) friends and form 
a team. Take this team and come up with a 
Democratic platform, and some good new 
ideas for the party. 

Get the word out to prominent Democratic 
leaders ( I know that you are aware of at least 
two great liberal Websites.) and convince them 
to change the direction of their party. Oh, and 
please, please be sure to inform me of these 
great, fresh new ideas when you come up with 

Letter to the Editor 

Dear Echo, 

Like many others within the CLU community, Scott and 1 are sad- 
dened by the death of Pope John Paul II. The faithfulness of his com- 
mitments and the clarity of his faith are a tribute to his life and ministry. 
I share with you a statement from Rev. Mark S. Hanson, the Presiding 
Bishop of the Evangelical Lutheran Church in America. 

Statement of the Rev. Mark S. Hanson, ELCA Presiding Bishop, 
Upon the Death of Pope John Paul II: 

"For if we have been united with Christ in a death like his, we will 
certainly be united with him in a resurrection like his" (Romans 6:5). 

After keeping vigil with so many around the globe, the news of 
the death of Pope John Paul II brings me profound sadness. Throughout 
his pastoral ministry. Pope John Paul II served our Lord and the Church 
with great courage and wisdom. A man of the people, he championed 
the cause of justice and peace not only for his native Poland but on 
behalf of all creation. He welcomed into his embrace people of every 
creed and race, but his love for young people was a special example of 
his care for all. 

Pope John Paul II will go down in history for numerous reasons, 
not least of which was the length of his service in the papal ministry. 
But his commitment to the ecumenical movement will be remembered 
by many as the hallmark of his ministry. His many encyclicals con- 
tain numerous references to his desire to advance the unity of Christ's 

Church and he expressed longing for the day when all Christians could 
share the Body and Blood of Chnst together. He even called for ecu- 
menical conversations about his own papal ministry that he might better 
serve as a vehicle for Christian unity. 

In particular, Lutherans will always remember John Paul II as 
the pope who fostered an unprecedented growth in Lutheran/Roman 
Catholic relations. Healing the wounds laid bare during the 1 6th cen- 
tury Reformation took on new meaning as the "Joint Declaration on the 
Doctrine of Justification" was signed in 1999. We live in new hope that 
the Spirit of the Living Christ will continue that work and bring about 
an even stronger relationship between the two church bodies. 

The cause of unity was very much at the forefront as Pope John 
Paul II warmly greeted me at The Vatican in 2003. From his deeply 
spiritual presence and his profound faith, he welcomed me as a brother 
in Christ and together we shared our prayers that the Body of Christ 
might soon be one. 

We give God thanks for the life and ministry of John Paul II, and 
we pray that God will strengthen the people of the Roman Catholic 
Church with the promise of Christ's resurrection during this time of 
grief and remembrance. We also pray that God's Holy Spirit will guide 
the deliberations of the College of Cardinals as they begin the process 
of selecting a new pope. 

Melissa Maswell-Doherty 
University Pastor 

Middle Passage: 
A poem for a 
new grandson 

Middle Passage 

A poem for a new grandson, March 

In the middle ages of my life 
1 am thinking of middle passages 

Teaching, provosting, then who knows 
The mystery of new life. 

You, little one, in your secure place; 
They tell me your head has moved 
Down for proper launch. 

They tell me you are not so small; 
A big boy already, over 9 pounds! 

Do you know what is coming? 
As you pass to a world beyond? 

With your mom and dad, we wait 
With awe and hope and love. 

Some in times past 
Made a journey in boats 
Shackled in slave space 

Middle passage to a new world 
wanted or not. 

In Norway and other lands 
Others set out 
with fear and expectation 

Seeking freedom, air, new space 

Wisconsin, Minnesota, the Dakotas, 

May you travel safely this day 
Or perhaps tomorrow 

May you find safe passage through 
joys of Whitewater and slopes 

And may you know on future journeys 
That you are dearly loved! 

J. Everson 

Thousand Oaks, California 

'»•— =1 criminally vi- 
tl in the Echo 
office over the outrageous 
political nature of Mr. 
Rowland's regularly sched- 
uled editorial, his column 
was deemed "unfit for print" 
by the editorial board and 
could not be published in 
this issue. However, due to 
the fear of an uprising by 
Mr. Rowland's scum-sucking 
hoard of fanatical follow- 
ers, his editorial will re- 
turn next week after vari- 
ous political conflicts have 
been thoroughly negotiated. 

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April 13, 2005 

Kingsmen's ace pitcher has big plans 

Photo by CroiR Herrera 

By Katie Crow 
Special to the Echo 

With a baseball in his right hand and a 
glove in his left, Jon Calmes, 22, takes the 
mound with confidence. With over 1 8 years of 
playing baseball, Calmes' passion grows with 
every throw. Calmes is a senior and has been 
part of the Kingsmen baseball team for two 
years. As a starting pitcher, Calmes has led the 
Kingsmen to numerous wins. 

"The one constant feeling I get when I 
step on the mound is a tingling in my legs and 
butterflies in my stomach. It is the best feeling 
in the world; it doesn't matter if I'm playing 
in a world series or a game with my friends," 
Calmes said. 

Calmes started playing baseball when he 
was four years old and started pitching two 

"Catching for Calmes 
is pretty fun because 
he overpowers hitters. I 
love to frame his pitches, 
expecially when he uses 
his fastball." 

David Ramirez 

years later. 

"1 used to hit homeruns off the tee in 
tee-ball. It was the biggest rush ever," Calmes 

It was not until high school that he real- 
ized he could make it to the major leagues. He 
played for four years at East Lake H igh School 
in Sammanish, Wash. As a freshman, Calmes 
was named "Pitcher of the Year." He played on 
the varsity team for three years and received an 

honorable mention his senior year. 

In 2001, Calmes was recruited to 
Columbia Basin College in Pasco, Wash., 
as a pitcher. During this time, Calmes was 
drafted by the Milwaukee Brewers. However, 
he decided to attend junior college to improve 
his baseball ability. He signed a letter of intent 
to play for two straight years with a partial 
scholarship at CBC. Calmes helped his team 
win the division championship in 2002. 

"Playing at CBC was the best decision I 
ever made. 1 went from a good pitcher, to a 
great baseball player," Calmes said. 

Calmes was then recruited to California 

Lutheran University in 2003 as a starting 

"I chose CLU not only because of the 
weather, but the tradition of winning." Calmes 

The first year he played for CLU, he was 
named "Ventura County Outstanding Athlete." 
He also helped the Kingsmen win five games, 
out of six, in conference play that he pitched. 

Calmes' catcher, David Ramirez, has 
been catching for the CLU Kingsmen for two 

"Catching for Calmes is pretty fun 
because he overpowers hitters. I love to frame 

his pitches, especially when he uses his fast- 
ball. He hits his spot very well and makes my 
job easier to do," Ramirez said. 

For the most part, Calmes has been suc- 
cessful th is year, but he has had a few obstacles. 
He hurt his rotator cuff and has been struggling 
with the downfall, but Calmes does not let it 
get in his way of his love of baseball. 

"When it's time to play, everyone knows 
Calmes is going to flat out deal," Zack 
Anderson, a fellow CLU pitcher, said. 

Calmes will be returning to CLU next 
year to finish out his academic career and offer 
his help to the baseball team. However, his 
ultimate dream is to sign a major league base- 
ball contract this year. 

"With any luck, in the future, I will be 
pitching on the mound of a major league base- 
ball team," Calmes said. 

See Calmes this month: 

April 16 - 

• 11 a.m. 

Redlands - Home 

- 3 p.m. 

Vanguard - Home 

- 3 p.m. 

Whittier - Home 

- 1 p.m. 

Redlands - Away 

- 12 p.m., 1 p.m. 
Occidental - Away 

- 3 p.m. 

Claremont - Home 

- 1 p.m. 

Pomona - Home 

Photo by Craig He 

California Lutheran University 

Volume 46 No. 21 

60 West Olsen Road, Thousand Oaks, CA 91360 

April 20, 2005 


Social Insecurity: Facts and 
figures on America's compul- 
sory adopt-a-senior program 

See story page 3 


CLU's resident assistants do more than make the rounds 

See story page 4 


Kings/nan tennis star takes 
home top SCIAC honor 

See story page 8 

Pearson celebrates 
20 years of learning 

By Evan White 
Staff Wri ter 

National Library Week is often over- 
looked at CLU, but this year the office of 
University Advancement had something 
planned to mark the occasion. With the 20th 
Anniversary Celebration of Pearson Library, 
University Advancement made every effort to 
show their love for the woman who made the 
library possible. 

"This building 
is in the center and 
heart of campus, just 
like the university is 
in the center and 
heart of Alma," said 
Jerry Miller former 
CLU president. 

On Friday, 
April 15 in the Pearson Library's lobby, 
an anniversary celebration coinciding with 
National Library Week unveiled a portrait of 
the library's namesakes. Alma and Clifford 
Pearson. The portrait was by artist Robert 

"The Pearson Library is a great place 
and Ms. Pearson is a great lady for all she has 
done for Cal Lu,'" junior Doug Scheidt said. "I 
wouldn't have a place to study if it wasn't for 
Mrs. Pearson." 

Pearson, who celebrated her 93rd birthday 
on April 12, attended the anniversary ceremo- 

A Una Pearson at 
Friday s celebration 

nies to reminisce about the first major gift that 
she and her late husband gave the university in 
1 982 for the construction of the library. 

"This library has done wonders for these 
young people and this community. I just love 
young people," Pearson said. 

Still a regular visitor to the CLU campus, 
Pearson received an honorary degree from 
CLU in 2004 in recognition of her generosity 
and her success as a businessperson. 

Along with the major donation to Pearson 
Library, the Pearsons established a charitable 
trust for future endowment of the library and 
the Alma and Cliff Pearson Endowed 

"We will have a better country with these 
young people," Pearson said. "Cal Lutheran is 
the best university in the country, in my opin- 
ion, with the best people." 

The Pearsons have also provided a gener- 
ous sponsorship for the Distinguished Speaker 
Series of CLU's Center for Leadership and 

A group of nearly 40 people including 
people from the CLU community and mem- 
bers of the public filled the lobby during the 
celebration. Pearson was surrounded through- 
out the ceremony by well-wishers. 

Pens and cards commemorating the day 
and honoring the Pearson legacy were distrib- 
uted to all in attendance, marking 20 years of 

"This place is tops," Pearson said. 

Student workers earn more than a paycheck 

By Andrea Wilson & Aija Rebensal 
Contributing Writers 

College campuses are consistently 
attempting to assist students in attaining job 
positions on campus. The hours are limited to 
10 per week while attending school through 
the fall and spring semesters, ensuring that 
studies are put first. During breaks and the 
summer, students can often find a position 
working 40 hours per week. 

Many student employees find it to be a 
worthwhile opportunity working on campus 
and the ability to keep focused on their studies 
because of easy access to workplaces. 

"It's a great feeling to be able to walk out 
of my room and work a few hours, also know- 
ing that 1 am contributing to my school," said 
Welcome Center employee Holly Anfinsen. 

Almost all students can obtain a job 
through the work-study program. However, 
students do need to be U.S. citizens. Foreign 
students must have a work permit or authoriza- 
tion. Students also must have a Social Security 
number and maintain a full-time student stand- 

Opportunities are particularly available to 
those students receiving financial aid. This is 
called a Federal Work- Study award and offers 
job hours to these students. 

Jobs on campus are listed under the 

Student Employment Website. An application 
is available to fill out for whichever depart- 
ment students want to work in. 

"The interview process was a really easy 
experience, and before I knew it, I had a job." 
said Meagan Tholen, CLU bookstore worker. 

The students who are employed are 
expected to stop working before going over 
the award amount. All work-study employees 
are expected to maintain full-time student 
standing the entire time they work through this 
program. If they drop below the full-time sta- 
tus they are also expected to quit working. 

"The school helps me to balance my two 
jobs and keep track of everything that I need," 
Pam Deegan said. 

If the students are working multiple jobs, 
they are required to keep track of their earn- 
ings for the completion of the Concurrent 
Employee Authorization. In this case, they 
will be notified when they are within $250 of 
the total amount they can earn. 

Work-study employees are expected to 
set up a schedule with their supervisor, helping 
to organize and arrange their class and work 
schedule 'with the supervisor's. They are to 
track their hours and stay below the limit. 

The work-study program will help a 
student fit a job perfectly into their class and 
study schedule without interfering. It is set up 
to help those students who are willing to help 

Kickboxers fighting for fitness 

Photograph by Justin Campbell 

Every Monday and Wednesday night, interested students take part in 
"Cardio Kickboxing, " a form of the popular Tae-Bo exercise program. 

Photograph by Justin Campbell 

The classes are led by a professional instructor and attract around 30 
women per night. So far, male participants have shied away. 

IN DEPTH: Why does 
CLU shun Greek life? 

By Dana Patterson 
Staff Writer 

For many students at a university 
fraternities and sororities are a part of their 
college experience. This is not the case at 
CLU, and probably never will be. 

Many people have created negative 
impressions of what the Greek lite is and 
what really goes on behind house doors. If 
people had more knowledge and firsthand 
experiences with fraternities and sororities 
then maybe their image of the Greek system 
would change. 

"After speaking with people about the 
perceptions of the Greek system, the major- 
ity of the time they have formed a negative 
opinion of fraternities and sororities because 
of how they are portrayed in the movies," 
said adjunct Kafhy Kelley, an interpersonal 
communication professor at CLU and at 
Pepperdine University. 

Films like "Animal House" and "Old 
School" exploit and exaggerate what it 
means to be in a fraternity, how to get into a 
house, the daily activities and the reputation 
that comes along with it. 

CLU does not take part in Greek life, 
many believe that it is because it is a reli- 
gious school on a dry campus. But some 
believe that it is because CLU administra- 
tors are too concerned about the school's 
reputation in the community. 

"I do not think there will be fraternities 
and sororities here on campus because of 
the type of people and students that CLU 
attracts, they are religious and close-knit," 
Julie Burgwald, a student at CLU, said. 

There are many colleges that partici- 
pate in the Greek life and remain religious, 
private and dry, like Pepperdine University 
in Malibu, Loyola Marymount University 
in Westchester. All remain and standby their 
academic and behavioral guidelines, while 
reaping the benefits that Greek life brings. 

Fraternities and sororities are much 
more than just drinking and more drinking. 
Please see (JkEKK, p. J 

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April 20, 2005 

Upcoming events at Ca! Lutheran: 


april 20 

University Chapel - Dr. Findlay 

10:10 a.m. 

ODK Banquet 

Nelson Room 
5:30 p.m. 

Multicultural Student/ Alumni Dinner 

Nelson Room 

7 p.m. 

College Republicans Meeting 

Nygreen 1 
7:30 p.m. 

Rotaract Meeting 

Nygreen 2 

8 p.m. 

Cardio Kick 
Overton Hall 
8 p.m. 

Common Ground 

9:11 p.m. 

College Night at Borderline 


9:30 p.m. 


april 21 

Baseball vs. Whittier 

Amgen Field 

3 p.m. 

Intramural Indoor Basketball 


8 p.m. 

The Need - Michael Falcone 


10 p.m. 


april 22 

Earth Day 

Softball vs. Redlands 
Gibello Field 

4 p.m. 

Club Lu - Miniature Golf 

Golf N' Stuff 

9 p.m. 


april 23 

Human Rights Club - Movie, Auction 
Preus-Brandt Forum 
12 p.m. 

Women 's Water Polo vs. Occidental 

Oaks Christian 
1 p.m. 

Intramural Water Volleyball Tournament 
Old West Pool 
1 p.m. 

Music Recital - Brian Canning 


7 p.m. 


april 24 

Intramural Softball Playoffs 

Gibello Field 
9 a.m. - 5 p.m. 

Music Recital - Jon Vevia, Audrey Woods 

2 p.m. 

Worship Service 


6:15 p.m. 

Intramural Basketball Playoffs 

8 p.m. 


april 25 

ASCLU-G Senate Meeting 

Nygreen 1 
5:15 p.m. 

ASCLU-G Programs Board Meeting 

Nygreen 1 

7 p.m. 

Cardio Kick 

Overton Hall 

8 p.m. 


april 26 

Class Registration (91 or more credits) 

Web Advisor 
5 p.m. 

Human Rights Club 

5:30 p.m. 

Fashion Club Meeting 

Nygreen 3 
7 p.m. 

Hawaiian Club - Annual Luau 

Kingsmen Park 
11:30 a.m.- 1:15 p.m. 


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Frat houses unlikely to show up at CLU soon 

Another reason why the existence of excellence in community and academic work. 
Greek life is doubtful at CLU is because the "The Greek system brings people togeth- 

university is located in a small community, er, it allows this group to develop life-long 

GREEK, continued from page 1 

They participate in community ser- 
vices, fund raisers, local, national, and global 

. „ .„ .,- ■ „„i,„„i „„;,j. „„j ' Thousand Oaks is not considered a college friendships, it allows the individuals involved 

causes and are very active in school spirit and & K ' ... . , 


"One of the major factors why I chose 
CLU was because they did not have a Greek 
system and I would not feel comfortable 
going to a school that did." sophomore Cheryl 
Maytubby said. 

Drinking does seem to constantly go hand 
in hand with the image of frats. Some com- 
plain that the introduction of Greek life would 
increase student drinking and partying. Maybe 
it would, but students will continue to drink 
and party whether or not CLU accepts the 
Greek system. There will always be drinking 
among underage adults behind closed dorm 
room doors and facilitated with fake IDs. 

town, unlike Chico or Santa Cruz. 

Greek life is not for everybody. For a 
school like San Diego State University, there 
are many different houses for all types of 
people. When going through Rush, the pro- 
cess of picking and choosing a house, people 
eventually end up in the right place. 

"Greeks seem to take over the school 
for their events with posters and other signs. 
There seems to be constant ads for houses, 
it all seems to be mob mentality to me," 
Maytubby said. 

Incorporating a Greek system would 
not be a bad idea for CLU. The system often 
attracts students to universities and encourages 



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to develop skills and talents they have, to be 
part of something greater than him or herself, 
and depending on the university or college, it 
encourages the participating individuals to get 
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academically," Kelley said. 

CLU's apparent wish to keep itself in 
good standing with the community is not 
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of its quiet, family and senior-oriented envi- 
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"It would be interesting if there were 
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Aprji, 20, 2005 

RAs face challenges 

By Ashley Fleming and Melina Hadfield 
Contributing Writers 

Resident assistants are given many 
responsibilities and are faced with many chal- 
lenges. Each RA struggles with their time. 

The duties of an RA include enforcing a 
safe living environment for students and plan- 
ning programs for resident interaction. 

"If you give a task to a busy person they 
are more likely to get it done," Grady Guy, 
junior Resident Assistant said. "I'm constantly 
growing and learning how to manage my time 
and this job forces you to do this" 

Conflicting schedules often result when 
a student is devoted to other extracurricular 
activities on campus. 

"I think it's important to maintain self- 
discipline and time management, and to take 
time for myself" Alex Mallen, junior RAsaid. 
"I close my door and play guitar and not think 
about things for a bit." 

For Mallen, being an RA often conflicts 
with basketball and coaching. However, she 
said that Residence Life is really understand- 
ing of an RA's other commitments and respon- 

Everyone is really supportive of each 
other. "We give and take as staff," she said. 

These students are not only acting as RAs 
on campus, but they are actively involved all 
over campus. The activities Guy is involved 
in range from being a worship leader for the 

Glory Project to throwing javelin fortheCLU 
track team. 

Mallen plays and coaches basket- 
ball and is a departmental assistant for the 
Communication Arts Department and Jon 
Oakman, senior RA, plays the saxophone 
for Lord of Life and is a DA for the Religion 

Understanding the people is a huge aspect 
of the job. 

"I have the opportunity to get to know a 
lot of people on more man a surface level," 
Oakman said. "You find out things you 
wouldn't normally find out." 

These three RAs described the best and 
worst part of the job. For Mallen, there are two 
reasons she dislikes her role. 

"One is documentations, the second is 
living in a fish bowl and knowing people are 
always watching you and making sure you're 
setting a good example " Mallen said. 

For Guy, the worst part is catching friends 
breaking policy, but he has to write them up 
because it's his job. 

Making new friends, Oakman said, is his 
greatest reward of being an RA. 

It also is about learning people skills and 
how to work as a team and life skills that will 
help him further down the road, he said. 

Being mere for the students is the overall 
goal of an RA, Mallen and Oakman said. It is 
also about making sure residents are maturing 
and beinc taken care of. Guv said. 

Photograph courtesy of 

Sinful comic book brought to life. In the movie "Sin City, " 
Clive Owen plays a honest, hardworking detective named Dwight. 
The movie has been playing for close to three weeks. It has grossed 
approximately $6.7 million and is number four at the box office. 
Viewers that enjoyed the "Kill Bill" movies will also enjoy "Sin City. " 
This movie combines action and adventure with sci-fi and fantasy. 

Campus Quotes 

What do you think about the caf's new "Hot Off the Grill?" 

Heather Worden, 2006 

"/ think it's a good idea, but the 
choices are similar to the Centrum." 

Katy Svennungsen, 2006 

"It takes away from Center Stage 
food, and it's not very healthy." 

Jenny Andrews, 2008 

"Today was the first time I tried it, 
and I like the system a lot. " 

Alex Mallen, 2006 

"I hate it. There's no quick option 
for food. " 

Joe Henley, 2005 

"I like it. It's better than having to 
be a slave to what's in the middle." 

Chris Lugl, 2006 

"It's better than previous years. ' 

Mark Jordan, 2007 

"I think it's cool, but it's going to get 
old fast. " 

Katy Wilson, 2006 

7 think it's good but there is little 
nutritional value. " 

Campus Quotes and photographs were compiled by Kelly Barnett and Michael Daniels. 

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APRIL 20, 2005 


The Echo 5 

New show entertains 

By Nancy Scrofano 
Staff Writer 

"Inappropriate remarks. Petty behavior. 
Zero productivity. All in a day's work." This 
is how NBC describes its new show "The 
Office." "The Office" is based on the hit, 
award winning BBC comedy of the same 
name. It is filmed in a documentary style much 
like how a reality television show would be, 
except this is a parody, so it is referred to as a 

"The Office" is home to the company 
Dunder-Mifflin, Inc. DMI is a paper and office 
supply distribution company in Scranton, Pa. 
The regional manager is Michael Scott, played 
by Steve Carrell. Scott's off the wall humor is 
what makes this show so fresh. He is oblivious 
to what it takes to actually run an office but his 
consistent enthusiasm and inappropriate com- 
ments make his character funny. 

In the first episode, Scott described him- 
self: "I'm a friend first and a boss second, and 
probably an entertainer third." Scott tries to be 
friends with his employees and get them all to 
like him but the sad truth is that he had to buy 
his own "World's Greatest Boss" mug. When 
the company is in danger of being downsized. 
Scott decides not to tell his employees. So 
when the information leaks out, he must face 
an unhappy staff. Among the employees are 
people who get tired of putting up with Scott's 


Jim Halpert, played by John Krasinski, 
and Dwight Schrute, played by Rainn Wilson, 
share office space with each other but could 
not be more different. Halpert is quick witted 
and just looking to make the best out of this 
unordinary work environment. He is constant- 
ly looking for ways to pull pranks on Schrute. 

Also in the first episode, Halpert put all 

"I'm a friend first and a 
boss second, and prob- 
ably an entertainer third." 

Michael Scott 
Regional Manager 

of Schrute's office supplies in a mold of Jell-0 
and while eating Jell-O he tells Schrute it was 
not him who did it. Even though Schrute is the 
butt of Halpert's jokes he has his own way of 
getting back at Halpert. In the second episode, 
Halpert loses his biggest yearly commission to 
Schrute. Halpert is upset but it is all part of the 

Halpert enjoys talking to and flirting with 
the office receptionist Pam Beesly, played by 
Jenna Fischer. She is very calm yet quick to 
point out Scott's mistakes. Like the rest of the 

employees, Beesly does not understand Scott's 
humor. In the first episode, Scott tells Beesly 
that she is fired for stealing post-it notes. He 
lets it get as far as her crying before he tells her 
that he was just kidding. 

So far, there have been five episodes. 
The second episode has been the funniest. It 
is about Diversity Day in the office and the 
various activities that take place in honor of 
the day. A special consultant comes in to teach 
the employees about tolerance and diversity. 
Scott interrupts the workshop several times, 
even to do a Chris Rock impression. After the 
consultant leaves, Scott holds his own diver- 
sity workshop entitled "Diversity Tomorrow 
because today is almost over." He makes 
the employees wear cards on their foreheads 
saying a nationality and they must each guess 
what nationality they have on their heads 
based on what comments the other employees 
make to them. 

The ridiculousness of the situation and 
the lack of enthusiasm from the staff are what 
make it so humorous. All of the actors do a 
great portrayal of employees in an office atmo- 
sphere. Each of them having their own quirks 
make viewers want to tune in to see what is 
happening in "The Office." 

The premise of the show is the same 
as the BBC version but all the episodes are 
scripted differently. The BBC version can be 
seen on DVD. The American version of "The 
Office" airs Tuesday nights at 9:30 on NBC 

Club encouraging change 

By Crystal Robinson. Mercedes Aguilar 
Contributing Writers 

The Latin American Student Organization 
has one main concern, making sure that the 
students and community surrounding CLU 
become interactive with one another, said 
Venus Tamayo, LASO president, at a recent 
club meeting. 

Serving as club president brings a lot of 
responsibilities including being in charge of 
recruiting new members and making sure the 
present club members attend the meetings. 

"Since I've been here, the number of 
students has increased, and I'm happy about 
that," Tamayo said. 

It is no wonder why students are joining 
the group. LASO does a lot for its members. 
Latin American food is provided at every 
meeting and Latin festivity. 

However, the menu does not only consist 
of Latin food. For movie night, they had sushi 
rolls. Subway sandwiches and strawberries 
and cream. 

LASO shares their culture-based activi- 

ties with the entire CLU community. The 
organization coordinates several events like 
Dia de los Muertos, Las Posadas and a Salsa 

Veronica Torres, a LASO club member, 
said that the group is well organized and that 
the board members do a great job of staying 
on top of things and making people feel wel- 

"What I enjoy most about the club are 
the events they put on," Torres said. "I mostly 
enjoy that because I can relate to them by 
being Latino myself. Also, other people can 
experience what Latin Americans are really 
about and can get a different view upon that." 

This group does not just cater toward the 
Latino community at CLU, but it tries to draw 
in members from all ethnic groups. 

"It's open to everyone. We don't discrimi- 
nate," Tamayo said. 

LASO is trying to work with a program 
called CASA to promote CLU to the Latino 
community. LASO hopes this will show 
young provisional Latino students that they 
can attend a recognized university like CLU. 

The CASA organization is designed 

to encourage its members to become multi- 
cultural overnight hosts and upward bound 
mentors so they can be role models to these 
students that will soon enter the college world, 
Tamayo said. 

One of the many positive aspects of the 
club is that with its members being involved 
and helping in the community, the club mem- 
bers help themselves by being leaders for these 

"I would like to see them [Latino stu- 
dents] in leadership roles: presidential hosts, 
or involved in ASCLU," Tamayo said. 

Delia De La Cruz, a member of LASO, 
said that since she got involved with the group, 
she had become more involved other activities 
on campus. 

In addition to LASO, De La Cruz is a 
member of the French Club and the Student 
Alumni Association. She enjoys being a part 
of the club. 

"Being in LASO, the members are able to 
experience Latin American culture away from 
homeandatthe same time have events for oth- 
ers to enjoy," De La Cruz said. 

The Hawaiian Club of CLU is hosting their Annual 
Luau on Tuesday, April 26 from 11:30-1:15 p.m. in 

Kingsmen Park. 

Please come for a GREAT Hawaiian Buffet (remember 

to bring your CLU I.D.), Hawaiian Music, Hula Hoop 

Contests, Awesome. Island RAFFLE PRIZES, Hawaiian 

Hunk Photo Booth (free to the first 100 students) and 



bring style 
to school 

By Bethany Kirschner 
Contributing Writer 

Crookedline Clothing is the new wave 
of fashion to sweep California Lutheran 
University and the Thousand Oaks commu- 
nity. Cory Henke, Jonathan Navarro and 
Mike Gentry, who are partners and found- 
ers of Crookedline, have big plans for this 
clothing company. 

Both of them are 20-year-old college 
students and have been working on this 
line for close to a year. They spend about 
40 hours per week on the line. Although 
they currently rely on word of mouth, they 
hope to take the company worldwide by 
publicizing on the Internet and getting their 
merchandise in stores around the world. 

Henke, a sophomore at CLU. was 
motivated to produce this line because he 
has a passion for style. Teaming up with 
his best friend Gentry also made it easier for 
him to tackle this large task. 

"I would always go out and shop and 
see clothes and think to myself that I could 
create something so much better. Having 
the opportunity to team up with my friend 
motivated me," Henke said. 

Henke creates the graphics on Adobe 
Photoshop and sends them to Banana 
Graphics to get printed on shirts. Gentry 
manages the financial side of the company. 

Gentry initially decided to give every 
shirt design a deeper social meaning, but 
soon they determined that one consistent 
trademark would be a better marketing 
strategy. Their logo resembles an EKG 
heartbeat line. This symbolizes the ups 
and downs of life and shows that everyone 
walks a crooked path in life. 

"The meaning of Crookedline mirrors 
me because one day I'll be at the top of my 
game, and the next I'll be at the bottom," 
Gentry said. 

Their journey in starting this company 
has been just that: a crookedline. When 
they first started, they did not know how to 
put their designs on shirts or how to reach 
potential customers. The duo kept going 
and created and sold their first batch of 
shirts this year. 

"It was the best feeling to have actually 
have our company reach the community, 
but after they were all sold, we realized we 
had to make new designs and basically start 
at the bottom again," Henke said. 

They then started a small collection of 
women's shirts. The men's t-shirt designs 
are busy; the women's t-shirts are simpler 
and more feminine. 

"I absolutely love their style. It's com- 
fortable and the designs are so unique," 
sophomore Ally Cunningham said 

This clothing line has help Henke take 
his first stab in the business world. He has 
invested much of his time, and the only 
thing more important to him is school. The 
business is an entrepreneurship that Henke 
hopes will lead to a career after he gradu- 

"It's like my baby now; I want to see it 
succeed so bad," Henke said. 

Their ultimate goal is to have 
Crookedline succeed with brands such 
as Volcom, Von Zipper. Quicksilver and 
RVCA. They plan on creating men and 
women's clothing including shirts, pants, 
sweater, jackets, socks, jewelry and hats. 

For more information, visit 

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May 14 

AMT is arcane and should be abolished 

By Brett Rowland 
Editor in Chief 

"Unquestionably, there is progress The 
average American now pays out twice as much 
in taxes as he formerly got in wages. " 

III.. Mencken 

The Alternative Minimum Tax (AMT) is 
turning out to be the scourge of the middle class. 
According to "USA Today" this tax now, thanks 
to inflation, traps 3.5 million Americans. First 
enacted in 1969, this tax was created because 
155 wealthy Americans with incomes above 
$200,000 filed income tax returns on which they 
paid no federal income tax in 1966. According 
to Donald L. Barlett and James B. Steele, two 
investigative reporters for the "Philadelphia 
Inquirer," 21 of these 155 affluent Americans 
who paid no federal income tax that year report- 
ed an income of more than $1 million. The goal 
of this new tax law was to make sure that the rich 
could not exploit loopholes in the tax code and 
avoid paying federal income taxes altogether. 
Richard Milhous Nixon had this to say when 
he signed the tax bill into law, "A large number 
of high-income persons who have paid little or 
no federal income taxes will now bear a fairer 
share of the tax burden through enactment of a 
minimum income tax." 

Unfortunately, this law never worked. 
As Barlett and Steele point out in their book, 

"America: Who Really Pays the Taxes?," the 
number of wealthy Americans who pay no 
federal income taxes has increased every year. In 
1989, after Congress had fiddled with the AMT, 
more than a half dozen times, 1,081 people with 
incomes above $200,000 paid no federal income 
tax. The real problem with this tax, besides never 
accomplishing what Congress had claimed it 
would do, is that this tax has never been adjusted 
for inflation. In this foul year of our Lord 2005, 
$200,000 is not the grand sum it was 36 years 
ago. If the AMT had been adjusted for inflation, 
that amount would now be $ 1 .2 million. 

A recent editorial published in "USA 
Today" put it this way, "Virtually no one in 
Washington defends the tax. It is a hassle to 
calculate. And it increases the amount paid by 
millions of upper- and middle-income taxpayers 
who have large families, big mortgages, steep 
local taxes and other legitimate deductions and 
credits that would otherwise hold down their fed- 
eral taxes." If this unfair tax on the middle class 
is not changed, experts at the "Business Review" 
predict that the AMT will ensnare 30 percent of 
all taxpayers by 2010 and force them to pay an 
estimated $100 billion in extra taxes. According 
to "Business Review" reporter Barbara Pinckney, 
"those who fall under the AMT pay, on average, 
$6,000 more a year in federal taxes than those 
who file using the regular tax code." 

This tax is simply another example of how 
government continually shifts America's tax 
burden to the middle class and should at least be 
adjusted for inflation and if that cannot be done, 
it should be eliminated altogether. The AMT puts 
an unfair burden on the middleclass, especially 
the small business owners who claim their busi- 
ness profits as personal income. 

As a result of this arcane tax law, many 
middle class families were cheated out of their 
hard-earned tax deductions and credits, including 

deductions for interest of home mortgages and 
child credits. 

Although President Bush has appointed a 
panel to recommend changes to the current tax 
code, including the AMT, he has made it clear 
that he does not want to increase or decrease 
taxes. According to Pinckney, it is "doubtful" 
that the AMT will be eliminated. 

So, if middle class Americans didn't ben- 
efit from the oft-praised Bush tax cuts, who 
did? According to the Citizens for Tax Justice, 
a liberal research group, both President Bush 
and Vice President Cheney benefited. Citizens 
for Tax Justice claim that Bush saved $28,846 
as a result of the tax cuts he helped to pass. But 
that's peanuts compared to the $8 1 ,366 that Vice 
President Dick Cheney saved as a result of the 
Bush tax cuts. According to the New York Times, 
this means that, "the Bushes paid a tax rate of 
26.4 percent on their adjusted gross income and 
the Cheneys paid a rate of 22.7 percent." What 
makes this so outrageous is that Cheney reported 
an income of $2.17 million, more than twice as 
much as Bush's more modest $784,219, yet paid 
at a tax rate nearly 4 percent less than Bush. 

The AMT is an unfair tax that hurts the 
middleclass and many small business owners. 
And hurting small business owners hurts the 
economy. It is time to repeal this arcane tax, any 
delay by the White House or Congress would be 
criminal. Congress can make up the money they 
stand to lose from eliminating the AMT by rais- 
ing tax rates on top 1 percent of income earners 
and by eliminating the myriad of tax exemptions 
and loopholes used by wealthy Americans to 
avoid paying taxes. Specifically exemptions for 
the so-called "charitable donations" of stuffed 
animals to scandalous museums, which allow 
wealthy hunters to shoot and kill the world's 
largest or rarest animals at the expense of other, 
often poorer, American taxpayers. 

Notes on the passing of an American monster 

Editor's Note: The following is an excerpt 
from Hunter S. Thompson s obituary for Richard 
Nixon We reprinted here without permission in 
order to keep the Good Doctor s spirit alive. 

Richard Nixon is gone now, and I am 
poorer for h. He was the real thing — a politi- 
cal monster straight out of Grendel and a very 
dangerous enemy. He could shake your hand 
and stab you in the back at the same time. He 
lied to his friends and betrayed the trust of his 
family. Not even Gerald Ford, the unhappy ex- 
president who pardoned Nixon and kept him out 
of prison, was immune to the evil fallout Ford, 
who believes strongly in Heaven and Hell, has 
told more than one of his celebrity golf partners 
that "I know I will go to Hell, because I pardoned 
Richard Nixon." ■ 

I have had ray own bloody relationship 
with Nixon for many years, but I am not wor- 
ried about it landing me in Hell with him. ! have 

already been there with that bastard, and I am a 
better person for it Nixon had the unique ability 
to make his enemies seem honorable, and we 
developed akeen sense of fraternity. Some of my 
best friends have hated Nixon all their lives. My 
mother hates Nixon, my son hates Nixon, I hate 
Nixon, and this hatred has brought us together. 

Nixon laughed when 1 told him this. "Don't 
worry," he said, "I, too, am a family man, and we 
feel the same way about you." 

It was Richard Nixon who got me into poli- 
tics, and now that he's gone, I feel lonely. He was 
a giant in his way. As long as Nixon was politi- 
cally alive — and he was, all the way to the end 
— we could always be sure of finding the enemy 
on the Low Road There was no need to look 
anywhere else for the evil bastard. He had the 
fighting instincts of a badger trapped by hounds. 
The badger will roll over on its back and emit a 
smell of death, which confuses the dogs and lures 
them in for the traditional ripping and tearing 

action. But it is usually the badger who does the 
ripping and tearing. It is a beast that fights best 
on its back: rolling under the throat of the enemy 
and seizing it by the head with all four claws. 

That was Nixon's style — and if you for- 
got he would kill you as a lesson to the others. 
Badgers don't fight fair, bubba. That's why God 
made dachshunds. 

Nixon was a Navy man, and he should 
have been buried at sea. Many of his friends 
were seagoing people: Bebe Rebozo, Robert 
Vesco, William F. Buckley Jr., and some of them; 
wanted a full naval burial. These come in at leas* 
two styles, however, and Nixon's immediate 
family strongly opposed both of them. In the tra- 
ditionalist style, the dead president's body would 
be wrapped and sewn loosely in canvas sailcloth 
and dumped off the stem of a frigate at least 100 
miles off the coast and at least 1,000 miles south 
of San Diego, so the corpse could never wash up 
on American soil in any recognizable form. 

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The Echo 7 

A Christian's take on Mormonism 

By Kim Allen 

1 wanted to learn more about Mormonism, 
so I did a Google search using the word "mor- 
monism" and the first Website that came up 
was It is a support group 
and Website organization that caters to ex- 
Mormons who are recovering from leaving 
the Mormon Church. The first article was a 
man who spent over 20 years in the Mormon 
Church and served many roles within the 
church. In his account of his decision to leave 
the church, he spent a great deal of time refut- 
ing every aspect of the religion. 

The author of the article, like many oth- 
ers, has seen the reality and the falseness of 
the religion that is documented within the 
Moimon church's own manuscripts. Their 
own manuscripts and historical documents 
disprove themselves. He states, "Most people 
within the religion don't even take the time to 
read them" so they are basically clueless as to 
the fallacy within the basic principles of their 
own religion. 

He said, "Leaving Mormonism was not 
a step I took lightly. It is extremely painful 
finding out that Mormonism is a fraud. I was 
a member for over 20 years. The realization 
that we (my whole family) had been deceived 
also made me angrier than I had ever experi- 

What is sad is that because he was 
excommunicated from the church and all of 
the people he had been serving with over the 
last 20 years, his name can't even be published 
in fear of retaliation, not an obvious show of 
Christ's love. As a sociology major and after 
taking Dr. Hall's class "religion and society," 
I came to a better understanding as to why 
people join various religions in the first place. 
For the most part, humans have an innate need 
to make sense of the world around them. 

We want to know how the world was 
created and what happens when we die. 
Unfortunately there is a tragedy that takes 
place when man takes on the job of God 
and creates an illusion of truth that basically 
destroys the spirit of Christianity and not only 
alters it but creates a superstructure that caters 
to the desires of man and not that of God. 

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There is only one God. 
Mosiah IJsl,Jt Alma 11.13; 

1 Nephi M;2/ 

The Trinity is one God 
Alma lh++; Mosiah li.-.i; 

2 Nephi JI.-2) 

God is unchanging 
Mormon 9:9,19, Mormon, 0:18: 
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God is Spirit 

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Eternal Hell 
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Polygamy condemned 
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many Gods . 
Joseph Smith, Journal of 
Discourses, Vol. 6, p. 5 

The Trinity is three separate 

James Talmage, Articles of faith, 
p. if. 193} 

God is increasing in 

Joseph Smith, Journal of 
Discorses. Vol. o, p 120. 

God has the form of a man 
Joseph Smith. Journal of 
Discourses, Vol 6, p .5 

Hell is not Eternal 
James Talmage, Articles of Faith, 
P « 

Polygamy was taught and 

brigham Young, Journal of 
Discourses. Vol. }, p. 266 

12 Essential Mormon Doctrines not found in the Book of Mormon 
if the book of Mormon is the "most correct book of any on 

earth' (History of the Church, vol. + :+60, then why does it not 

contain essential Mormon Doctrines such as... 
I. Church Organization /. Men man become Cods 

1. Plurality of Cods a. Three degrees of eloru 

}. Plurality of wives doctrine 9- baptism for the dead 

+ . Word of Wisdom 10. Eternal progression 

?. Cod is an exalted man II. The Aaronic"Pnesthood 

c. Celestial marriage II. Melchizedek Priesthood 

The founder of Mormonism said the book of Mormon was the most 
correct book of any book, including the bible (History of the 
Church, Vol. + , page +60, and that a man could get closer to Cod 
bu following it moreso than any other book. Yet, essential Mormon 
doctrines aren't even found in it. 
This is because the book of Mormon is nothing more than a 
fictional account made up by Joseph Smith. It wasn't until after the 
book had been printed that the additional heretical doctrines of 

rted to develo 
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vhu the book of Mormon 

The chart shown was taken from a 
Christian Apologetics and Research Ministry 
that was created as a resource to those who 
choose to examine this religion in comparison 
to authentic Christianity. I think it is valuable 

Graphic by Chris Meierding, information courtesy of v 

to compare their holy book and their own 
stated doctrine and note the contradictions. 

What I love about God is that 1 know 
the truth about His character, and one of my 
favorite and most trusted attributes about 

Letters to the Editor 

Dear Echo, 

Terry Schiavo has been a highly discussed topic in the news 
media Many statements were made as to why she should have been 
put back on life support, while others stated that Michael Schiavo had 
every right to take her off of it. 

Terry suffered severe brain damage in 1990 after her heart 
stopped because of a chemical imbalance that was believed to have 
been brought on by an eating disorder. Court-appointed doctors ruled 
she was in a persistent vegetative state, with no real consciousness or 
chance of recovery. 

Michael has always contended that Terry told him her wishes. 
Whether or not it was written on paper, it didn't matter. Without the 
machines, Terry was dead. So why keep her living in a vegetative state? 
The feeding tube was removed with a judge's approval March 1 8 after 
Michael argued that his wife told him long ago she would not want to 
be kept alive artificially. 

It is selfish of her parents to want to keep her around in her lifeless 
state. It seems as though they only wanted to keep her alive because 
they were not ready to say their goodbyes. 

People continue to attack Michael; many have argued that he had 
done something to get her in the vegetative state. Yet nothing thus far 
has been proven that that is the case. 

And while everyone talks about how it's not right for Michael to 
have her feeding rube removed, they neglect to talk about what he has 
gone through for her. 

Michael is doing the best he can to move on in his life, as he 
should. And now that Terry has passed, he can. 

Elizabeth Taube 

Dear Echo, 

What a month, one filled with Upsets, overtime thrillers and ste- 
roids. From the Final Four to Farewells to Fallen Heroes, March '05 
was a madness that has come and gone like the Los Angeles rain, but 
one that will leave a footprint in the muddy field of sports history. Roy 
Williams earned his first. Big Mac by his silence earned an asterisk*, 
and Reggie received a standing O at the Garden. In a month where West 
Virginia showed they were the jewel of the Big East and the Big Ten got 
the respect Rodney Dangerfield never did. 

The tournament was not as upset-filling as the past although it 
kept the masses on the edge of their seat until the end. Amazing games 
from the Elite 8 on, three OT thrillers, what more could you want? One 
Luther Head three goes in, and the UNC/lllni game becomes an instant 
Pantheon Classic. Did anyone miss the NHL? 

Al Davis was Committed to Excellence in acquiring Randy Moss. 
Lance sternly denied using performance enhancing drugs while en route 
to defend his last seven Tour de France titles. Major League Baseball's 
season finally started at the end of the month. 

Would someone tell the Boston Red Sox that they actually have to 
defend their title? So Happy Trails to March, Rashard McCants, Sean 
May, UNC Title Hopes of 2006, Chris Paul, Andrew Bogut and the late 
Hunter S. Thompson. March lived up to all the hype. 

Brice Webster 

Him is that He never changes. He remains 
the same, before, now and forevermore. So 
why would God tell Brigham Young that He 
wants polygamy to be a part of the Mormon 
religion? According to the section of the Website that focuses on reli- 
gion and ethics, "the revelation of plural mar- 
riage was proclaimed by Brigham Young in 
1 852, and the practice became more common 
after that. It was held that a person could only 
attain the highest level of the celestial kingdom 
after death if they had been a partner in a plu- 
ral marriage." The church continued to support 
plural marriage until 1890. 

Keep in mind that this is a religion that 
claims to be a continuation of the stories in 
the Holy Bible as noted on the front of the 
Book of Mormon, "another testament of Jesus 
Christ." If you read the Old Testament, begin- 
ning in Genesis, with the creation of man and 
woman, one learns that God's design and His 
view of marriage are sacred and He wholly 
detests idolatry, which would not change His 
mind in regard to His design for marriage to be 
between one man and one woman. 

The research done by 
continues to state, "the outside world was 
unanimously hostile to plural marriage, and 
new plural marriages were banned by the 
Church following a revelation to President 
Wilford Woodruff in 1890." It seems like 
Mormons believe that God just changed his 

The article by the BBC states, "there are 
said to be over 30,000 people practicing polyg- 
amy in Utah, Idaho, Montana and Arizona, 
who either regard themselves as preserving 
the original Mormon beliefs and customs, or 
have merely adopted polygamy as a desired 
way of life and not as part of the teachings of 
any church." 

It seems to me that Mormonism claims to 
be the absolute truth yet continues to disprove 
itself by constantly changing the rules and 
regulations for their followers should not be 

I pray that people would not base their 
eternal destiny on a lie and my prayer is also 
that people wouldn't live this life with these 
kinds of resources at their fingertips and take 
everything they have been told by man for 
face value. 

\nother rude memo 
Tom the Opinon Desk 

All edi torials found in 
our noble Opinion Section 
reflect the views of their 
respec ti ve authors , except 
for Mr. Rowland' s, which 
was unfortunately changed 

The reason of the afo 
xentioned change may or 
not need to be explained. 
However , the rippling cir- 
culation of the last issue 
of the Echo inexplicably 
found it's way to CLU's 
ches t ca vi ty of di sarray, 
called Club Luther 3240, 
who have been pre~~~ 
and explici tly banned fro™ 
any campus readings , on 
the pretense of unbridled 

The resultant was a 
lashing with fanatical in- 
tolerance to last issue's 
censoring of Mr . Rowland ' s 
editorial . When the dust 
~*>ttled, Mr. Rowland had 

'ized power of page 6, but 

not local press laws. 

tUji? ;Eai3t® 


The Echo 


April 20, 2005 

Tennis ace helps out team 

By Tasha Terry & Megan Katica 
Contributing Writers 

Archive Photograph 

Despite a small team and a number of injuries, the men's tennis team 
has had a great season so far and are looking forward to next season. 

The men are very optimistic that their 
hard work will pay off and they will be on their 
way to Nationals. The Kingsmen are one step 
closer to meeting their goal, a goal that every 
team strives toward every season. 

"The rest of the guys and I are ready to 
compete in Nationals and play well against the 
other top teams in the nation," Caldaron said. 

CLU men's tennis is not an unknown in 
Nationals. In fact, they have had seven NCAA 
Ail-American players. All seven of these men 
competed in the National quarterfinals or bet- 

The California Lutheran University men's 
tennis team is off to one of the best starts this 
season that it has had in a long while and the 
women are also having a good season, too. 

The Kingsmen are ranked nationally and 
hoping to make an appearance in the NCAA 
Division III playoffs. The team is very tight 
knit team with a lot of skill, which they hope 
will help them prevail in the rest of this season 
and seasons to come. 

Senior Quinn Caldaron, CLU's No. 

1 player, is ranked No. 30 in the nation in 
singles competition. With the help of their No. 

2 player, senior J.V. Vallejos and nationally 
ranked Caldaron, the Kingsmen are definite 
contenders for a spot in Nationals. 

"I am really excited this season because 1 
am a senior, and we are playing the best tennis 
since I have been a member of the Kingsmen, 
which will take us to Nationals," Caldaron 

In 1996, the Kingsmen took home the 
Division 111 NCAA singles championship 
when Mark Ellis prevailed in his champion- 
ship match. A year later, the Kingsmen cap- 
tured the doubles championship when Ellis 
and Jenia Karimov won their championship 
match. The Kingsmen are not new to the 
NCAA playoff spotlight and they are rather 
confident that they will play well given the 
opportunity to compete in Nationals this year. 

The younger men on the team are also 
looking forward to a successful post-season in 

Nationals as well. 

Freshmen Ryan Matilla said he "had a 
lot of fun this year with the guys, and I hope I 
can continue to have this much fun during my 
career at CLU." 

The women are also doing well this sea- 
son under new head coach Ben Roberson. The 
Regals are ranked No. 20 in the nation and 
are great contenders in SC1AC this season 
after losing many of their key players from 
last year. 

The new additions to the team have 
stepped up well to the challenge of keeping 
Regals tennis on top. 

Junior Blair Murphy had a lot of fun this 
season, and anticipates a similar if not better 
showing next year. Under their new coach, the 
Regals have adjusted to the coaching style and 
have really come together under the pressures 
of competing at the college level. 

"Coach Roberson is young and energetic, 
which makes it tun for us to come to practice 
and work hard to make ourselves better for the 
season," Murphy said. 

The Regals are having a tough season 
battling numerous injuries. They are compet- 
ing with confidence, and it is showing in the 
outcome of their matches. 

"The team only has seven players and 
have been battling injuries most of the season, 
so it has been rough," Murphy said. "To play 
in a match you need seven players and with all 
of our injuries sometimes we can't fill the team 
to play a match." 

The constant match-to-match struggle to 
fill the team with at least seven players has 
taken its toll on the players and their bodies. 
Despite all of their hardships, they are proving 
that they are not to be taken lightly because 
they are winning important matches. 

"Despite our struggles, I am proud of the 
team hanging in there," Murphy said. 

Next year will be a strong season for the 
Regals because they will have transitioned into 
their new coaching style, will be comfortable 
with each other and know what they have to 
accomplish on the court. 

"With the players coming back next year 
and recruits that are planning to come to CLU 
next year, we should be a dominant team in 
SCIAC," Murphy said. 

Watch for the Regals prevailing in the 
2006 season as they continue to improve for 
more successful seasons to come. 

With what talent they have now and the 
new talent coming in for next year, they will 
be a team to look out for. 

CLU Swim team 
focused on future 
and a new pool 

Track team optimistic about future 

By Matt Vandewouwer & Steve Tovias 
Contributing Writers 

Imagine participating on a college team 
and having to travel for all home games, meets 
or matches. Athletes perform without the luxury 
of a home field or court advantage, and peers 
and family members can't attend the events 
without traveling to another venue. 

For the CLU track and field team, compet- 
ing without an on-campus track is a reality. The 
sprinters and field runners train at Moorpark 
College, while the distance runners practice at 
Oaks Christian High School. All track meets are 
scheduled away for the 40 athletes competing 
on the team. 

"It's an inconvenience due to the time," 
Scott Fickerson said, head coach of the track 
and field team the past for years. "It hurts us 
most from a recruiting standpoint." 

Participating in NCAA Division III 
athletics is tough enough due to the rigorous 
academic standards held by the colleges and 
athletic scholarships are non-existent. Members 

of the CLU track and field team are responsible 
for attending their off-campus practices on their 
own because the college doesn't provide trans- 

"It does get frustrating sometimes," 
Marcus Green said, sprinter for the 100-200 
meter dash and 4 by 100 relay team. 

Despite the setbacks, the CLU track team 
has found a way to be competitive. At the 
CalTech four-way meet where CLU, CalTech, 
Redlands and Whittier all competed, the CLU 
women won the meet, while the men finished 

"It's hard because we don't have as many 
athletes competing as the other teams do," Carly 
Sandell said, who throws the javelin and ham- 
mer. "Other teams have five athletes competing 
in every event, and we're lucky to have one or 

Track meets are won by accumulating 
the total number of points by each competing 
school's athletes. 

"Even though we win individual events, 
we lose overall,' she said. "There are not enough 
team members to gamer enough points." 

Construction of new baseball and soccer 
fields is underway on CLU's North Campus, 
and a state of the art workout center will be part 
of the athletics complex. 

Fundraising efforts are ongoing to help 
build the track to accommodate the CLU ath- 
letes, Fickerson said. "There will be a track on 
campus this fall." 

The numbers of participating athletes 
should improve once the new track is in place 
on campus and the accompany ing much-needed 
luxury of practicing on campus and competing 
in front of their peers and family members. 

"It will be nice to be able to go out and 
perform with my college friends cheering me 
on," thrower Ashlee Fleming said. "I think a 
lot more students will come out and support 
our team." 

Team members agree. The future looks 
bright for the CLU track team with the new 
track coming. 

"This is the best team that I've ever seen 
since I've been at CLU," Sandell said. "We 
really have a good freshman class and in the 
years to come we'll be SCIAC champions." 

By Leah Bowser 
Contributing Writer 

Sleeping in could be taken for granted, 
but the California Lutheran University Swim 
team could never have this advantage. 
Lacking a pool on campus makes the swim 
team drive at 4:50 am Cal Lutheran has only 
had an aquatic team for two years now. 

Although CLU is in the process of 
building a pool this year, the swimmers had 
to remain dedicated with their workout while 
not having a pool on campus. Not only do 
swimmers need to keep up with class work, 
they also have to deal with a commute 10 
times per week to practice at Oaks Christian 
High School in WesUake Village and other 
area pools. 

"I don't think not having a pool on 
campus has a direct interference," Aimee 
Vermillion said. "1 think its more a nuisance 
as an athlete. We already have a full schedule. 
Adding driving makes things more compli- 

"I have a responsibility 
to take care of my team- 

John McAndrevy 
Swim Team Captain 

Driving around in the morning or 
afternoon is never pleasant when it could be 
possible to walk to practice. When the pool 
is finished it will be a big plus for the CLU 
swim team. It will be more established and 
will become a sport that has more support. 

Danielle Rios said, "Because people 
don't support us, students aren't willing to 
drive all that way for a swim meet The con- 
venience of having a football field so close 
causes people to walk right over, and we need 
that with s\vimming as well." 

The lack of a pool on campus has made 
recruiting harder for the coach the past two 
years because he had to tell the student-ath- 
letes that they won't have their own pool, and 
will liave to drive 25 to 30 minutes a day to 
get to practice. 

'The coaching staff, is above great" 
Vermillion said, 'They are excellent It's just 
hard when there is not a home pool because 
what does the coach use to recruit people to 
swim for him? Without recruits, our program 

The new pool has its blueprints ready 
and this is exciting news for the swim team 
because their goal is tangible, and it is easy to 
see that the program will excel. 

Having the pool off campus requires 
dedicated leaders to keep the program moti- 
vated and dedicated to performing their best, 
even though they receive few benefits. 

"I have a responsibility to take care of 
my teammates," John McAndrew said. "As 
an athlete, being the captain of the boys swim 
team I realize 1 liave to be dedicated for oth- 
ers to see my example and want to follow. It's 
hard waking up before dawn especially when 
the pool has ice on the side." 

The new CLU pool will be finished 
the spring of 2006, so it's one more 
for the swimmers to have to deal with 
struggle of not having a pool on campus.